Fungle in the Jungle – mushrooms and other fungi of NZ


Verdigris waxgill (graminicola)

I know I’ve done a blog on fungi before but there is so much of it about at the moment, I had to share some more photos of these wonderful little treasures that we often don’t see hidden in the undergrowth of our bush walks.

yellow helmut

fungi family in the bush

I’ll keep this one short – let the photos do the talking.  These are found just across the road from us.  We are super blessed to live beachfront with the might of the Tasman Sea in front of us, but behind we are spoilt too with NZ native forest and a great little bush walk.

grey-brown pinkgill

fungi in the bush

Since my last blog on fungi we have purchased a couple of mushroom and other fungi books and I’d love to be all scientific and name these fungi for you….. but even with the books it is still had to pick what is what.  Some are obvious but others I haven’t a clue!

benjiman button fungi

bush fungi

Super fun looking for them though – almost a competition between me and Stephen as to who can find the best one.  Makes our walks in the bush all the more interesting and fun.

hidden treasures in the undergrowth - fungi

yellow waxgill

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  They love getting out and exploring the many wonders that make up this beautiful part of NZ.  Check out their other blog postings or activities page on their website for ideas on things to see and do when you are ready to visit the West Coast of the Southern Alps.

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About coastingnz

Jan and Stephen live on the Punakaiki coastline, north of Greymouth on the West Coast, NZ and run Breakers Boutique Accommodation. They both enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about things to see and do on the West Coast and would like to share their experiences with you.
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4 Responses to Fungle in the Jungle – mushrooms and other fungi of NZ

  1. bulldog says:

    This was a great share… how anyone can ID these I never know… these are just gorgeous though… this Stephen guy, hubby, is going to be snapped up by National Geographics soon, he sure can take fantastic photos… you need to post more of yours… lets get a competition going between the pair of you…

  2. coastingnz says:

    haha – there is no competition Bulldog – they are all Stephen’s photos, I just do the writing and the postings. If I took the photos, they’d be of the grass, the sky, the block walls……. get my drift tee hee.

  3. Jo Mead says:

    I’m with the bulldog, these are great photos. The more fungi I see, the more I look, and the more fascinated I become! And what we see is only “the tip of the iceberg.”

    • coastingnz says:

      Thanks Jo. Completely agree – finding fungi is addictive! We spend a good couple of months in autumn on the hunt. Adds to the fun of our walks – and sometimes our bike rides too. We are definitely hooked.

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