Stinkhorn Fungus

This fungus is a deep pink colour, and looks like someone has stuck an octopus upside down into the undergrowth.  The ‘stinky’smell that the fungus gives off attracts the flys which crawl inside the fungus tube like body and get covered in it’s spores which is it’s way of reproduing.

“I haven’t seen anything yet”

A pet hate of mine whilst working at Tidbinbilla, is when visitors say “I haven’t seen anything yet”.  Yet when you ask them what they have seen or mention an animal within the Park, they soon confess to seeing quite a variety of animals!