In my two years here, I had formed the view that my backyard was mycologically impoverished. Perhaps the apparent lack of fungi has been, in part, due to the first year being particularly drought stricken. However, over this time there have been some interesting species which have made an appearence. Today I noticed not one but two species of Jelly fungi growing on several old rotting logs and stumps.
The first are known as Orange Jelly Bells. I've only seen this once before and that was at Rocky Cape National Park. I'm sure they are more widespread than that but they are not easy for my eyes to spot. The ones below are only a few mm's tall. I was quite chuffed to find these on two separate logs in different parts of the yard.
Orange Jelly Bells - Heterotextus miltinis
The other species has a little less visual appeal but is equally interesting. This is also growing in two spots. One lot on an old tree stump and another on a rotting log lying along the ground. This may be Exidia glandulosa but I'm not sure. If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear from you.