Fungus Discovery Workshop
Fungi delight and intrigue and provide the connective network of terrestrial ecosystems. The forests of the Southern Otways harbour some of the most diverse and bizarre fungi in the country. This workshop introduces participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, specific to fungi found in the Otways region but also within wider Australian and global contexts.
It will include an interactive session on the basics of fungus identification where participants will get to handle, examine and identify various fungi. Participants will also learn to recognise the various diagnostic characteristics used to identify fungi in the field. Fungi will be explored in regard to their ecology and conservation as well as cultural aspects such as edibility and toxicity.
We will then partake in an exciting foray through various local ecosystems to search for species of interest. Supplementary notes are also provided.
Participants will be provided with supplementary notes and are encouraged to bring along specimens to identify.
Copies of Wild Mushrooming: A Guide for Foragers will be available at the workshop
This workshop is sponsored by Southern Otways Landcare.
Further workshops can be viewed at this link.