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Walpole

Walpole is set on the Walpole Inlet, a small estuary connected through a narrow channel with the bigger and deeper Nornalup Inlet. It is the only place in Australia where the Kari and Tingle forest meet the waters edge.

Walpole is surrounded by the 18,000 hectare Walpole-Nornalup National Park, home to the Walley of the Giants Tree Top Walk. The 600m walkway rises 40m above the forest floor for a bird’s eye view. There is also a boardwalk through a grove of veteran Tingle trees called the Ancient Empire; Ben & Harriet walked through the hollowed out trunk of a tree.

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Fungi of the Walpole-Nornalup National Park #4

Mycena sp. perhaps M. subgalericulata.

A very widespread fungi throughout southern Australia, they can be found wood-rotting the stumps and fallen Karri, Jarah and other forests of south-Western W.A.

ID: Neale L. Bougher and Katrina Syme, Fungi of Southern Australia, University of Western Australia Press, 1998, p 206

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Fungi of the Walpole-Nornalup National Park #6

Russula sp. perhaps Russula neerimea

Soldier flies, family Stratiomyidae, lay their eggs within the caps, and can be seen standing guard until hatching. The larvae then have a plentiful food source.

ID: Neale L. Bougher and Katrina Syme, Fungi of Southern Australia, University of Western Australia Press, 1998, p 152-153