New Zealand Fungi

Exploring New Zealand’s native bush and finding different fungi to photograph are one my greatest enjoyments. Getting down low is important and a bit of gardening to remove forest debris will get a better image

New Zealand fungi are extraordinarily diverse. Worldwide there are an estimated 1.5 million species of fungi (compared to 250,000–420,000 flowering plants). By 2004, about 7,500 species of fungi had been recorded in New Zealand but there are an expected 22,000 species.  Lots more to photograph.