Flaming fungus - Deep Creek Conservation Park

Flaming fungus – Deep Creek Conservation Park

 

Ok, yes its true. Fungi don’t quite have the same magnetic appeal of

say a furry animal but that does not make them any less interesting.

Did you know that fungi are neither plant nor animal.

They play a vital role in the breakdown of other organisms

and are the great recyclers of our ecosystem.

Put simply, plants produce, animals consume but fungi recycle.

 

Fungus on the Stringybark trail in Deep Creek Conservation Park

Equally less well known is the fact the Deep Creek Conservation Park

is a mecca for different fungi.  The Stringybark Walking Trail in particular

is somewhat of a fungal hot spot due to the type of vegetation

and favourable conditions that have prevailed for many years.

To fully appreciate the sheer diversity in shape, colour and size

a visit to this trail during June and July is a must.

 

Fungus in Deep Creek Conservation Park

 

The trail is suitable for the whole family and can be easily completed

in 20-30 minutes but allow time to marvel at what lies at your feet.

For a more extensive account of this amazing living organism see the

Fungi section on our nature page at http://southernoceanretreats.com.au/nature/

 

Fungi emerge in many shapes, sizes and colours along the Stringybark trail

Fungi emerge in many shapes, sizes and colours along the Stringybark trail