While flowers are harder to find in the peak of summer there are still a few interesting insects, spiders and other things to photograph. As we come into autumn take some time out to see what is really out in the garden or local bushland.
I am still on about fungi and these photos were taken near Wombat Station in the Wombat Forest. If you rug up and go for a walk at this time of year you should always see some fungi. They come in all shapes and sizes. What we see is just the showy top or fruiting bodies and underneath there is a lot of work going on. The rest of the fungi is breaking down organic matter and recycling nutrients. They are vital for healthy ecosystems. Some fungi are food for wallabies.
Applications are now open for the 2017 round of Community and Volunteer Action Grants.
Community volunteer groups and environmental organisations can apply for grants between $5,000 and $50,000 for activities to protect and conserve Victoria’s native plants and animals, habitats and threatened species.
The grants will support a wide range of projects and activities that help to protect, improve and expand habitats for our native plants and animals. Support will also be available for activities that address threats to local biodiversity values and help communities better understand and manage local native species and natural environments.
Applications for the 2017 grant program close on Wednesday 10 May 2017.
For further information, please visit delwp.vic.gov.au/grants