Fantastic fungi

It’s been a fantastic year for fungi, thanks to the right combination of sunshine and rain. And Shotover is no exception to this bounty of fungi. Some enthusiasts have been picking the edible field mushroom from the woods; others have restricted their interest to photographing the wonderful variety of fungi that have sprouted up throughout the woods.

The above photographs were taken by SPS member Monika Blackwell. Other photographs – on this and other Shotover-related themes – welcome. Please send them to