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The rainfalls are bringing out the best of the Tablelands waterfalls.

 

 

There is also a lot of fungi growing in the forest….

 

This is ‘Fairy Steps’ by Sandy Carroll Photography…

 

 

Some of the strangest fungi are here to be found.

The bridal veil fungus (Dictyophora sp) (above) is fairly common, often appearing in rainforests and from wood chip mulch in gardens.

A long white stalk up to 16cm high is topped with a wrinkled orange to brownish cap below which hangs a delicate white or orange lacy ‘veil’.

The spores are contained in a brown slime on the cap which smells like dead animals or faeces and thus attracts swarms of flies.

SOURCE: http://www.wettropics.gov.au/site/user-assets/docs/72Fungi.pdf

 

Come down to the Malanda Falls Regional Park and see what you can find in the rain!

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