The Riverbank Homestay and B&B at Ratty's Landing just five Kilometres from Tutukaka in Northland New Zealand is a nature wonderland.
This Blog is mainly about exploring or discovering the nature around us.
Thursday, 9 June 2011
On Tuesday when I was cleaning up the enclosed garden (bird proofed) I discovered under the massive Oregano plant a fungi. It was unknown to me so I took its photo and came back inside to see if our books could identify it. Sure enough there is was in the Forest Floor section a Stinkhorn Fungi but this one was not quite all the way out. Amazing things they are, perhaps like something out of Under The Mountain, and today it has got its tendrils out. It is suposed to be smelly and attract flies but as yet I have not smelt anything awful from it. Amazing the things one finds. I don't know if this is a good indication of a good soil for veges but its sure interesting to see these things, and its a native so it can not be all bad.