FORAY – Otways Fungus Foray

retford park, bowral

Otways Fungus Foray

Fungi delight and intrigue and provide the connective network of terrestrial ecosystems. The forests surrounding Gellibrand harbour some of the most diverse and bizarre fungi in the state.

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 a ninety-minute 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.

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

Participants are encouraged to bring along their own specimens for identification at the workshop. Be sure to dress warmly!

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FULLY BOOKED

POSTPONED TO AUTUMN 2021

SUNDAY 26 APRIL 2020

GELLIBRAND, VIC

BOOKINGS: Deb or Kyla 03 5235 8348 coordinator@gellihouse.org

Further Information: alison@alisonpouliot.com