Walks in the bush take on a whole new meaning come Autumn.
Instead of constantly looking up at the canopy our eyes are glued to the forest floor in search of fungi.
We are not disappointed finding almost all the colours of the rainbow in amongst the sea of green.
It’s not just the colour but the shapes too – from the “helmets” to the “gills” to the “umbrellas” – something in there for everyone.
So remember if you’re out and about on a bush walk look down, you never know what is hidden in amongst the ferns and moss and allow more time than you would normally – fungi fishing is addictive……
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. They enjoy getting out and about exploring the beauty that is the West Coast of the Southern Alps.