Gallery: backyard fungi
Sprouting in the most unlikely locations, fungi thrive across the Australian continent, pushing through dry desert soils and lush rainforest floors. The 'fruit-body' that you see growing up through the ground is but a fraction of the organism — as little as two per cent — and it's only there for a short time. Here is a sample of some of our most common fungi, many of which you're likely to encounter in your own backyard.
Text by Erin Frick.