FORAY – Encounters with Fungi

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Encounters with Fungi

This 3.5 hour workshop with both theoretical and practical components will introduce participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, specific to fungi found in Yea region but also within a wider Australian context.

It includes a one hour interactive session around a specimen display table where participants will learn 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. The edibility and toxicity of fungi will also be discussed.

We will then partake in an exciting foray through various local habitat types to search for species of interest. Participants will learn to recognise the various diagnostic characteristics used to identify fungi in the field and understand their ecological significance in local ecosystems.

This workshop is sponsored and hosted by Yea River Catchment Landcare Group.

Further mushroom workshops and forays can be viewed at this link.



12:30 – 16:00


Cost: $20- including afternoon tea. Places strictly limited.

Bookings: Judy 0418 972 563 or

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