I’ve always been attracted by fungi and flowerless plants, and over the years have photographed a few, the results depending on the level of sophistication of the camera I possessed at the time. Vancouver Island, where I live now, being on the west coast of Canada and blessed with significant rainfall and plenty of forests, is an ideal habitat for fungi, lichen, liverworts and mosses. Their threatened existence is yet another reason to conserve old-growth forests, and to make sure that we encourage rewilding across the island and beyond.
I haven’t identified my collection; I can’t. Perhaps one day I shall acquire enough knowledge to identify some of my specimens, but in the meantime I tend to admire them and leave them in situ. I think they are rather beautiful.
I’ve started to create an online gallery of these awe-inspiring organisms. Here’s image no 1: