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.
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.
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/