WORKSHOP: Fungi in Focus

Focus on Fungi

Photographs of fungi are an important part of learning to identify fungi, and also for documenting their whereabouts.

Online platforms such as Fungimap, iNaturalist and the Atlas of Living Australia are great resources of images of fungi to which the public can contribute.

What are the important aspects of a mushroom to capture and how do we deal with tricky lighting and other challenges in the field?

In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn how to photograph fungi in different contexts to capture both their scientific and aesthetic contexts, as well as the use of photography in biodiversity monitoring.

Following an interactive indoor session, the afternoon will be spent in the field finding fungi putting techniques into practice.

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DATE: FRIDAY 3 MAY 2024

TIME: 9am–3:30pm

VENUE: Environmental Learning Facility, Orange Showground Leeds Parade, Orange NSW 2800, Australia and field trip at Mt Canobolas.

COST: $50-

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WORKSHOP: Fungi in Focus

Focus on Fungi

Photographs of fungi are an important part of learning to identify fungi, and also for documenting their whereabouts.

Online platforms such as Fungimap, iNaturalist and the Atlas of Living Australia are great resources of images of fungi to which the public can contribute.

What are the important aspects of a mushroom to capture and how do we deal with tricky lighting and other challenges in the field?

In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn how to photograph fungi in different contexts to capture both their scientific and aesthetic contexts, as well as the use of photography in biodiversity monitoring.

Following an interactive indoor session, the afternoon will be spent in the field finding fungi putting techniques into practice.

For further workshops please click here.

DATE: SATURDAY 4 MAY 2024

TIME: 9am–3:30pm

VENUE: Environmental Learning Facility, Orange Showground Leeds Parade, Orange NSW 2800, Australia and field trip at Mt Canobolas.

COST: $50-

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SURVEY – Mt Canobolas Fungus Survey

Fourth Mt Conobolas Fungus Foray & Survey

The fungi of Mt Canobolas and the surrounding area are little known. Only very scant and mostly anecdotal records exist. Fungi are an important part of these ecosystems especially in creating and stabilising soils, nourishing and interconnecting plants, as a food supply for animals, and underpinning the health and resilience of the mount.

This aim of the foray and survey is to equip participants with fungus identification skills and the basic principles and protocols for surveying fungi in the field, and to build on the data collected at the first two surveys.

Following an introductory overview we will work in groups to survey the fungi of the field sites using field guides and other resources to use in the field.

The full autumn 2024 workshops and events listing can be viewed here.

FULLY BOOKED

SUNDAY 5 MAY 2024

LOCATION: Mount Canobolas National Park – Federal Falls, Orange NSW 2800

TIME: 10am–12:30PM OR 1:30–4pm

COST: $10-

WORKSHOP – Mycology in the Mix

Mycology in the Mix – Fungus Ecology Workshop

Relative to plants and animals, the diversity and significance of fungi is little known. Yet fungi are vital in creating and stabilising soils, nourishing and interconnecting plants, recycling nutrients, retaining and filtering water, restoring environmental damage and essentially underpinning ecosystem health and resilience.

This workshop introduces participants to the diversity of the Kingdom Fungi and the basic principles of fungus identification, including fungi from the various local habitat types and those from further afield. In addition to their ecological significance, we will also discuss various cultural aspects of fungi and their use in land restoration.

Following an interactive indoor session around the specimen table, we will then head to a local field site to search for fungi of interest.

Alison’s books, The Allure of Fungi, Wild Mushrooming and Underground Lovers will be available for purchase at the workshop.

This event is kindly sponsored by Central West Lachlan Landcare.

Further workshops can be viewed at this link.

BOOKINGS: cwllandcare@gmail.com

DATE: WEDNESDAY 8 MAY 2024

LOCATION: Forbes

TIME: 10:00am–2pm

MORE INFO & BOOKINGS: Marg Applebee cwllandcare@gmail.com

WORKSHOP – Mycology in the Mix

Mycology in the Mix – Fungus Ecology Workshop

Relative to plants and animals, the diversity and significance of fungi is little known. Yet fungi are vital in creating and stabilising soils, nourishing and interconnecting plants, recycling nutrients, retaining and filtering water, restoring environmental damage and essentially underpinning ecosystem health and resilience.

This workshop introduces participants to the diversity of the Kingdom Fungi and the basic principles of fungus identification, including fungi from the various local habitat types and those from further afield. In addition to their ecological significance, we will also discuss various cultural aspects of fungi and their use in land restoration.

Following an interactive indoor session around the specimen table, we will then head to a local field site to search for fungi of interest.

Alison’s books, The Allure of Fungi, Wild Mushrooming and Underground Lovers will be available for purchase at the workshop.

This event is kindly sponsored by Central West Lachlan Landcare.

Further workshops can be viewed at this link.

FULY BOOKED

DATE: THURSDAY 9 MAY 2024

LOCATION: Cobbora Station, Cobbora Road, Dunedoo

TIME: 10:00am–2pm

MORE INFO & BOOKINGS: Fiona or Sally info@dclandcare.com.au

WORKSHOP – Fungus Discovery Workshop

Fungus Discovery Workshop
What are all those fungi doing there in the landscape?

How do they help ecosystems function?

Why do fungi provoke both intrigue and disdain?

This workshop introduces participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, specific to fungi found in the region but also within wider Australian and global contexts.

This workshop includes 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 discussed in regard to their ecological roles and also cultural aspects such as edibility and toxicity and the importance of fungi in biodiversity conservation.

We will then partake in an exciting foray through various local ecosystems to search for species of interest.

Participants are encouraged to bring along mushrooms for identification at the workshop.

Further workshops can be viewed at this link.

BOOKINGS

DATE: SUNDAY 12 MAY 2024

VENUE: DALTON TOWN HALL

Morning tea and lunch included.

COST: Free to attend but bookings essential. Limited places available.

TIME: 9:00am–3pm

BOOKINGS

WORKSHOP – Mycology in the Mix

Mycology in the Mix – Fungus Ecology Workshop

Relative to plants and animals, the diversity and significance of fungi is little known. Yet fungi are vital in creating and stabilising soils, nourishing and interconnecting plants, recycling nutrients, retaining and filtering water, restoring environmental damage and essentially underpinning ecosystem health and resilience.

This workshop introduces participants to the diversity of the Kingdom Fungi and the basic principles of fungus identification, including fungi from the various local habitat types and those from further afield. In addition to their ecological significance, we will also discuss various cultural aspects of fungi and their use in land restoration.

Following an interactive indoor session around the specimen table, we will then head to a local field site to search for fungi of interest.

Alison’s books, The Allure of Fungi, Wild Mushrooming and Underground Lovers will be available for purchase at the workshop.

This event is kindly sponsored by Central West Lachlan Landcare.

Further workshops can be viewed at this link.

BOOKINGS

DATE: TUESDAY 14 MAY 2024

LOCATION: Lower Lachlan Community Services, 30 Foster Street, Lake Cargelligo

TIME: 10:00am–2pm

MORE INFO & BOOKINGS: Adam lakecargeligolandcare@gmail.com

WORKSHOP – Mycology in the Mix

Mycology in the Mix – Fungus Ecology Workshop

Relative to plants and animals, the diversity and significance of fungi is little known. Yet fungi are vital in creating and stabilising soils, nourishing and interconnecting plants, recycling nutrients, retaining and filtering water, restoring environmental damage and essentially underpinning ecosystem health and resilience.

This workshop introduces participants to the diversity of the Kingdom Fungi and the basic principles of fungus identification, including fungi from the various local habitat types and those from further afield. In addition to their ecological significance, we will also discuss various cultural aspects of fungi and their use in land restoration.

Following an interactive indoor session around the specimen table, we will then head to a local field site to search for fungi of interest.

Alison’s books, The Allure of Fungi, Wild Mushrooming and Underground Lovers will be available for purchase at the workshop.

This event is kindly sponsored by Central West Lachlan Landcare.

Further workshops can be viewed at this link.

BOOKINGS: lakecargeligolandcare@gmail.comu

DATE: WEDNESDAY 15 MAY 2024

LOCATION: Condobolin SRA Pavillion, Diggers avenue, Condobolin (Show Ground)

TIME: 10:00am–2pm

MORE INFO & BOOKINGS: Jenna condobolindistrictlandcare@gmail.com

WORKSHOP – Mycology in the Mix

Mycology in the Mix – Fungus Ecology Workshop

Relative to plants and animals, the diversity and significance of fungi is little known. Yet fungi are vital in creating and stabilising soils, nourishing and interconnecting plants, recycling nutrients, retaining and filtering water, restoring environmental damage and essentially underpinning ecosystem health and resilience.

This workshop introduces participants to the diversity of the Kingdom Fungi and the basic principles of fungus identification, including fungi from the various local habitat types and those from further afield. In addition to their ecological significance, we will also discuss various cultural aspects of fungi and their use in land restoration.

Following an interactive indoor session around the specimen table, we will then head to a local field site to search for fungi of interest.

Alison’s books, The Allure of Fungi, Wild Mushrooming and Underground Lovers will be available for purchase at the workshop.

This event is kindly sponsored by Central West Lachlan Landcare.

Further workshops can be viewed at this link.

FULLY BOOKED

DATE: THURSDAY 16 MAY 2024

LOCATION: The Collective, 38 Main Street, Grenfell

TIME: 10:00am–2pm

MORE INFO & BOOKINGS: weddinlandcare@outlook.com

WORKSHOP – Slow Mushrooming

SLOW MUSHROOMING

Fungi are diverse, delicious and sometimes deadly. With interest in foraging for wild food on the rise, learning to accurately identify fungi reduces both poisoning risk to humans and harm to the environment.

Developing the skills to find fungi requires slowness, not speed. The workshop will focus on assisting participants to identify a few edible species thoroughly, rather than many superficially. We will engage multiple senses to examine the major diagnostic features of edible fungi alongside their toxic lookalikes.

We will also follow the principles of ‘ecological foraging’ – an approach based on care, conservation and an understanding of ecosystem dynamics.

Following an interactive indoor identification session around a specimen table we will then head to a private property to search for fungi.

Please note that no fungi will be collected during this event.

This workshop is being presented by Wooragee Landcare and Friends of Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park.

Further workshops can be viewed at this link.

BOOKINGS

DATE: SATURDAY 18 MAY 2024

VENUE: WOORAGEE HALL, 1001 Beechworth-Wodonga Rd, Wooragee VIC 3747, Australia

COST: $45 for Landcare members, $55 for non-members

TIME: 9:30AM–3PM

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