Partners: western larch and mushrooms

A visitor to the Kimberley in the summer may not notice how abundant western larch trees are in many parts of the Nature Park. In the next few weeks, as the days shorten and the green larch needles turn to gold, their presence will be eye-catching. The view from Romantic Ridge in late October. But right now, as the first needles are starting to turn, something else is catching our eyes as we walk along the trails between the larch trees. Little shiny mushrooms with reddish-brown caps are popping up by the hundreds in many parts of the Park. Larch boletes along Stump Trail. Singly or in dense little clusters, these are the fruiting bodies of an underground fungus that plays an important role

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