Hopetoun Falls, Otway National Park.

Thursday 21st April

We got ourselves ready to head off on another adventure for the day, getting away early as we noticed there was more traffic yesterday and then realized it is Easter coming up. It is fine at the moment but the weather is not looking great up there so we will not look up, got to the reserve and headed off, it is a long way down to the falls and very steep, mostly stairs and we just took our time. It took us a long time to get down to the falls as there was a lot of lovely different fungi.

Hopetoun Falls Hopetoun Falls, very majestic nestled in the Beech forest.

Hopetoun Falls from distance. By now it is pelting down with rain so this photo looks a bit misty in the background.

Pixi's Parasol These tiny wee fungi’s are called “Pixie’s Parasol” Latin name is Mycena Interrupta, as I said in my previous posting that my Macro lens had died, I was so frustrated as I have never seen these fungi before, but my dear friend Kate lent me her macro once she had got enough shoots. Thank you Kate. 🙂 I will be back to this place again. Magic.

Nargan's Bonnet

Here is another one I have never seen, going by my research it is called “Nargan’s Bonnet” or the Latin name is Mycens Nargan.

Now it is getting to wet so we high tailed it out of there and headed back up to Beauchamp as it is only 10 minutes up the road. There were more fungi, I think we ended up all fungi-ed out, what a magnificent day.