At this time of year, the woods in North East Victoria are bursting with various types of mushrooms and fungi waiting to be foraged, eaten, admired and photographed.
Mushrooms are one of my favourite photographic subjects and are also delicious and extremely good for you and the surrounding ecosystem. What’s not to love!
Today, as I was lurking in the forest in the rain taking photos (which is a regular occurrence for me) I came across several edible species of mushroom including the Saffron Milkcap and the Slippery Jack (not pictured). As I was armed only with my camera and considering the pouring rain, I didn’t return home with any foraged goods. However, I am resolved to go back at some stage over the next few days and take advantage of this fleeting and bountiful harvest. I love autumn!
Here are some photos of a few of the non-edible species that I came across this afternoon.