FAIRY CAKES OR POISON PIE? ONLINE MUSHROOM IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP
Although the world is in lockdown, the fungi are running riot out there in the forest, both desirable and deadly!
Why do fungi matter in our forests and gardens?
What makes Australian fungi so special?
And how do we differentiate edible from toxic species?
This online workshops introduces participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi with a focus on some common edible and toxic species. Participants will be guided through how to recognise important diagnostic features used to make identifications using their own collected specimens.
TO NOTE: Participants will need a computer with a good internet connection, camera and microphone. Participants are encouraged to collect a couple of fungus specimens in the days before the workshop. Only collect specimens in good condition, without any decay, so we can see the necessary features for identification. If possible, collect the same species in two or three different developmental stages.
Further workshops can be viewed at this link.
SATURDAY 20 JUNE 2020