Meeting with Mushrooms – Fungus Identification Workshop and Foray
This workshop will introduce participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, specific to fungi found in the region but also within a wider Australian (and international) context.
It will include an interactive hands-on session on the major fungal groups, the basics of fungus identification, fungal ecology, and the natural and cultural history of fungi. Fungal specimens from the local area will be displayed, discussed and examined during the workshop. Cultural significances such as the edibility and toxicity of fungi will also be explored.
Participants will learn to recognise the various diagnostic characteristics used to identify fungi in the field.
Following the indoor session will be an exciting foray through various local habitat types to search for species of interest. Supplementary notes will also provided.