Fungi Seasons in Tasmania
AUTUMN March - May
In Tasmania as the autumn rains and crisp days entice fungi to appear, fungi sightings intensify. An amazing array of fungi fruit bodies in all manner of colours, shapes and textures that you could imagine, begin appearing.
For glow in the dark mushroom hunters, Tasmanian sightings of the Ghost Fungus peak during this time, sharply decreasing towards July.
Seek out the glow in the dark Ghost Fungus (Omphalotus nidiformis), as it emits an eerie glow in forests and suburban areas, mostly on dead wood.
WINTER June - August
Brave souls who visit Tasmania during winter, may be rewarded with frosty fungi and snow covered winter fungi such as the Velvet Foot (Flammulina velutipes). You may also still see Wax Cap fungi (Hygrocybe spp.) and the unusual looking Pagoda Fungus (Podoserpula pusio), Corals, Dung fungi and too many others to mention! Be prepared for wetter conditions.
SPRING September - November
You are most likely to spot the beautiful Australian Black Morel (Morchella australiana), along with the Southern False Morel (Gyromitra tasmanica), in Tasmania. On wood, you may photograph the stunning long eyelashes of the bright orange-red coloured Eyelash Cup (Scutellinia), Slime Moulds and a range other fungi - including the Ghost Fungus as temperatures increase.
SUMMER December - February
You may get to encounter the amazing blue colour changing Bolete 'Stephen', Beech Orange (Cyttaria gunnii) or the elegant Yellow-Veiled Australian Mystery Amanita (Amanita luteolovelata) in your travels!