9 May 2010

Woodland wonderland

| Pommy bastard
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Fly Agarics

Walking our dogs at the Cork Forrest (Glenloch Cork Oak Plantation) this morning we were amazed to find the place choc full of Amanita Muscaria mushrooms. It looked like an illustration for a child’s book. One which should be labeled;

“Do NOT Eat These!”

Anyone interested in the study of fungi, or anyone who just enjoyed beautiful woodland walks with items of interesting loveliness on them, would be advised to get there soon, before some ruffian takes it into thier head to kick them over. (Seeing as there’s hundreds of them, this may take some time.)

[ED – These are better known as Fly Agarics as such if one feeds them to a reindeer the resulting urine is a top notch drug. Stay off the reindeer wee kids.]

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Pommy bastard4:17 pm 10 May 10

The mushrooms are in the forest in p1’s link. There may also be some in the forest as described by Grail, but I couldn’t vouch for it.

Went back there again yesterday, as it’s too lovely a sight to ignore.

A spell of rain should see even more out one would presume?

Hey Grail, are you is there more then one Cork Plantation? Cause I am pretty sure I just pointed to the one in the Pommy Bastards post, but you seem to be talking about here.

The Cork Plantation is here.

I have no idea about the location of the Coke Forest, but if you find it, let me know.

CupCake said :

Can somebody point out the direction to the Coke Forest please? Thank you.

The Coke forest huh? That would be up Nose-candy mountain way. It probably would not be a good idea to advertise exactly where it is even though it is plainly obvious.

CupCake: just follow the bike path South from the Glenloch interchange, past what used to be the site office for the previous National Museum site at Yarramundi Reach, through the remnants of the burnt-out pine forest, cross Barrenjoey Drive (I’m pretty sure the gate is permanently locked to keep miscreant youth out of the place now, can’t have kids these days having as much fun as I used to), and keep walking/riding. You’ll know when you’re in the cork plantation. On the other side the bike path climbs up to a park bench overlooking the lake. Very nice spot to sit and collect one’s thoughts (or mind, if one has been communing with the fairies).

If you want to drive there, you might be able to park at the (permanently closed) gate on Barrenjoey Drive.

Holden Caulfield12:04 pm 10 May 10

@CupCake when driving through Glenloch interchange towards Belconnen look left. It’s just off to the side of the road there.

Can somebody point out the direction to the Coke Forest please? Thank you.

I wonder if the OP will become a top hit on Google for “reinder wee”?

He he, it is. 🙂

Google search for “reindeer wee”.

Anyone know where I can buy a reindeer?

Pommy bastard9:34 am 10 May 10

“Tagged amanita muscaria, fly agaric, reinder wee”

I wonder if the OP will become a top hit on Google for “reinder wee”?

I remember back in school one of the more eccentric teachers I had (for English no less) told us about these. And making soup.

Remember seeing them as a kid on walks round the lake with the family.

well, that explains reindeer farms…

yep these add to the whole experience walking there.. they seem to like that environment

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