Archive for 'Fungi'

Principe fungus, unknown species

Bom Bom islet, Principe Humanity is still struggling with understanding its place in the universe. Partly due to greed, short sightedness and weak government, but perhaps most importantly the deep an incomprehensible absence of feeling a connection with life! Every child is pushed through a molding process starting in kindergarten – all firmly focused on […]

Principe puffball fungus, unknown species

Bom Bom islet, Principe This small islet was a treasure trove of fungi species, and I wonder how many species will come out of the ground and rotten wood as the wet season progresses. I visited at the beginning of the season and had such a great time here. I had left behind the best […]

Principe gilled fungus, unknown species

Bom Bom islet, Principe The color palette of the fungi I encountered on the Bom Bom islet was surprisingly diverse and this species made me think of the colorful Russula fungi I enjoyed back home just before this trip. I found many specimens of this species on this small islet which is a good sign […]

Principe fungus, unknown species

Bom Bom islet, Principe I had many amazing moments on the forest floor of Bom Bom islet as there were so many fungi species with beautiful specimens. Some were very hard to spot as they blended in so well with their surroundings, and this one has a beautiful cap of cracks creating a pattern that […]

Principe fungus, unknown species

Bom Bom islet, Principe With the very same color as the decaying leaves on the ground this is a species that is easily missed, even though it is quite large. I encountered many brightly colored fungi species on this islet, some were magnets to insects, but this one is very different and also was free […]

Kremle | Brittlegill (Russula sp)

Just two days have passed and my return here has shown all the specimens have grown considerably and are now on their last stages before decomposition will set in. Some were perfect spheres, and today they are breaking up and displaying their gills and dispersing their spores. Although this is not a “perfect” specimen as […]

Vorterøyksopp | Common puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum)

Lots of spiky warts were no match for a slug that went all the way to the top and took a deep bite and then went off. You can see the shiny and dry slime in several places on the cap. As a kid I had lots of fun with the mature puffballs and made […]

Drueblå kremle | Brittlegill (Russula azurea)

The brittlegill fungi come in an incredible variety of colors, and often change hues throughout their growth. I found this one under a conifer in near proximity to a small stream, draining a swampy pond in the hills behind my house. A spider has found refuge under its cap and is free to leave anytime, […]

Sopp | Fungus, unknown species

The color palette of mushrooms is as diverse as the number of species – ranging from extremely colorful, saturated and conspicuous to almost camouflage and barely visible. Here is an example of the bland kind. This was the only specimen of the species I encountered during my fungi-walk this day, but what an amazing specimen […]

Skarp rustbrunpigg | Bleeding tooth fungus (Hydnellum peckii)

The diversity and number of mushrooms growing in the forest now is more than I can remember in decades. It is absolutely incredible! I usually find the conspicuous species like the Fly agaric individually and far between, and some autumns they have been hard to find. Now they are growing in huge clusters and with […]

Ospeskrubb | Aspen boletes (Leccinum aurantiacum/albostipitatum)

The forest is full of amazing fungi now, and I am having a blast looking for the best specimens of each species. But when I finally find one and set up my camera I am also overwhelmed by the ever hungry mosquitos! They come from all sides, and I find it hard to sit still […]

Itatiaia lichen (Usnea sp)

The very last couple of kilometres of road to the plateau of Itatiaia National Park is blocked by the park entrance, and even though you can drive to the camping site by the small dam, it’s not worth it! You’ll miss all the magnificent flora and fauna along the dirt road. In the rainy season […]

Itatiaia lichen 03

The very last couple of kilometres of road to the plateau of Itatiaia National Park is blocked by the park entrance, and even though you can drive to the camping site by the small dam, it’s not worth it! You’ll miss all the magnificent flora and fauna along the dirt road. In the rainy season […]

Itatiaia lichen (Cladonia sp)

The very last couple of kilometres of road to the plateau of Itatiaia National Park is blocked by the park entrance, and even though you can drive to the camping site by the small dam, it’s not worth it! You’ll miss all the magnificent flora and fauna along the dirt road. In the rainy season […]

Cladonia imperialis

The very last couple of kilometres of road to the plateau of Itatiaia National Park is blocked by the park entrance, and even though you can drive to the camping site by the small dam, it’s not worth it! You’ll miss all the magnificent flora and fauna along the dirt road. In the rainy season […]

Helosis cayennensis

Wherever you walk inside the Cristalino Reserve you’ll see a huge diversity throughout the year. I was on my way back from the western canopy tower, and most will be filled with experiences from the tower about birds and not bother about what’s around alongside the path on their way back to the lodge, but […]

Angel Falls mushroom

One of several species of fungus growing in the moist and dark forest surrounding the Auyantepui – the source of Angel Falls. These are growing on and outcrop by the path up to the lookoutpoint to the falls. Aperture: ƒ/10 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 1 December, 2010 15:35 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: […]