In 2010 Friends of Mary Cairncross Association employed Mycologist - Dr.Sapphire McMullen Fisher to survey fungi in the Rainforest Reserve.

Sapphire described the Reserve as an "awesome patch" with a fabulous muchroom variety. There are very few experts in Australia in this field. Sapphire reported finding a species of coral fungi, that is on a red list, a rare endangered species globally, and rare also for the M.C.S.Reserve. (Hericium Coralloides)  This is a new recording, and a first for M.C.S.R.  She has also reported the second finding of another rare fungus, waxcaps, in the Reserve. Hygrocybe Bolensis.   The first recording of this fungus was in N.S.W. 

When fungus specimens are taken for scientific purposes, Sapphire assures us only the surface fruiting body is taken.  This does not destroy the whole fungus.   Sapphire has collected species< 25 species identified.

 

 

Goblet or Yellow foot fungi found in Reserve - Microporus Xanthopus

Common Bracket fungi found in Reserve  -  Stereum Ostrea

photos courtesy of Till Lomeyer, mycologist, Germany 

 


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Full colour guide to 106 bird species found in the Reserve.  Superb photographs and information.

            

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is available at the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Education Centre

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