I am a retired teacher and a bush carer for Lane Cove Council. I volunteered for this work in 2006 driven by my love of nature. After retirement I have been participating in bus day trips held by government subsidised organisations. In doing so, I can visit various parks and reserves as well as nurseries, and take photos of the unique fauna and fauna in Sydney and regional areas besides the scenery. The photos serve not only as a means of nostalgia, but also to fascinate my overseas former colleagues with sights that are exotic to them.
This is my first time to do the special walk with Rev Karen Paull, Dr Ray Kearney and Elma Kearney in the local Lane Cove bush. Dr Kearney is no stranger to me as I attended one of his informative courses on fungi last year. Topping up with this second enjoyment in practical exposure to the fungi, the genuine interest in contacting with nature and the organising of this walk by Rev Karen allowed me to enjoy a programmed walk for photo-taking pleasure while discovering the hidden treasure in the form of fungi. (Unfortunately, my photos have been compromised by reducing them in megapixels in order to conform with Google Chrome’s 25 MB attachment limitation).
May I stress my total agreement to the Council’s protection of the fungi in this park, some species of which are approaching extinction. The fingers that handle those fungi belong to Dr Kearney who has a license for doing so. Last of all, please pay special attention to the tiny fungus in DSC02325, the poisonous spores of which have no antidote so far.
我是一名退休教員，現為Lane Cove Council的林木護理義工。我於2006年參與這份工作，是基於喜愛大自然的。實在我退休後，便跟政府資助機構作日間小巴遊，遍及雪梨和雪梨郊區的公園與私家園圃。途中我拍攝了不少景物之外，還著眼於雪梨獨有的花草動物。一來我可以重溫遊蹤，二來可以寄出照片給海外的舊同事，以保持聯絡，給與他們一點對這裏特有花鳥蟲魚的驚喜。
這是我首次跟Karen Paull牧師和Ray Kearney博士夫婦，在Lane Cove Park作這特殊郊行的。說起Kearney博士，我對他並不陌生，就在去年我曾經參加他的有關菇蕈的講座了。這次欣喜地得他帶領經歷現場之外，還感應Karen Paull牧師的對大自然的喜悅和享受她策劃的這郊行，讓我得拍照機會亦得同時發現這郊野公園的隱藏密秘 － 這裏的菇蕈。
我的照片有些失真，因為經過處理把象限數目減少了，方便依從Google Chrome的25MB電郵附件寄出限制。我絕對同意Lane Cove Council的保護這公園內的菇蕈，其中不少是瀕臨絕種的品種的。在照片裏的手指是Kearney博士的，他擁有許可證才能如此操作。最後，請注意照片DSC02325裏的毒蕈，它苞子的毒素，至今還沒找到解藥的。
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The articles here were written by Peter Andrews on behalf of the Chaplaincy Team from beginning 2023.