Caps of this bright orange mushroom were no more than 10 mm with a deep central depression. Younger fruiting bodies were almost hemispherical, flattening out as the mature. Caps showed some striation and margins were wavy.
Stipe was smooth and slightly paler than the cap. Could not get a shot of the gills. Possibly Rickenella fibula.
This species comes to the light readily however only once in the past has it landed on the sheet. Invariably it sits on the ground using the stones and leave litter as camouflage. This image was not posed but rather an opportunistic observation which portrays the similarity of the leaf to the moth wing shape, colour and markings.
A leathery, thick fruiting body with frilly greyish-white margins. The centre of the caps were dark, almost black and looked silky. The largest of these caps were about 50 mm wide.
Growing on damp sandy soil in a reserve of mixed natives. This is possibly Phellodon niger.
A robust mushroom with a purplish brown cap, about 40 mm wide. Some viscosity seen on cap which had a broad flattened umbo. The stipe was pale with blue longitudinal fibrils, widening at the base and then tapering. Gills were tan with a grey tint. Spore print tan with a hint of purple.
Spotted growing on damp sandy soil, in leaf litter in a reserve of mixed natives.
This attractive sea weed had a zig-zagging tough central stalk with small densely clustered bladder like blades, arising at points in the zig-zag. Some blades had a bifurcation. The whole body of the seaweed was a brownish green with dark brown tinges.
Said to grow in the low intertidal and shallow subtidal rocky reefs with moderate wave action, to depth of 10 m.
Spotted along the high tide mark on a sandy shore, along with other sea weeds - Western Port Bay
This pale reddish brown elongated sac-like structure with a club shaped tip and narrow base is part of a red seaweed which grows in a clump, attached to the sea floor by a discoid holdfast. The inside of the bladder appears to be filled with mucilage. This bladder was about 50 mm long.
This seaweed can grow up to 16 cms in length. The outer walls of sacs growing in rough waters are said to be thicker than those in calm waters. The secretory cells lining the inside of the sacs produce highly viscous mucilage.
Spotted along the high tide mark along with other sea weeds on a sandy beach - Western Port Bay.
Occur in Seagrass beds upto a depth of 20 mts.