Monday, June 2, 2008

Adventures with Fungi

On our walk around Manning Lake this morning we were delighted to find that recent rain has filled it. Even the edges are waterlogged.

We also found some intriguing fungi. Most were growing under and around the 100 year old Rottnest pines, but there were scattered colonies in full sun in the middle of lawns.

The colours were very strong so Joan thought they might be able to be used for dyeing. We collected a plastic bag half full and when we got home she broke them up and boiled them.

The results today were disappointing, but she is going to try again tomorrow.

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