WORKSHOP – Meeting with Mushrooms


Meeting with Mushrooms

What are all those fungi doing there in the landscape?

How do they help ecosystems function?

And 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.

It 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 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 foray through local ecosystems to search for species of interest.

Supplementary notes will be provided.

Participants are encouraged to bring along their own specimens for identification at the workshop.

Alison’s recent book The Allure of Fungi in which she interacted with fungi and their followers in the forests of a dozen countries, will also be available for purchase.

Further workshops can be viewed at this link.



TIME: 10:00 – 4:00

Forrest, Victoria

COST: $25

BOOKINGS: or 0407 552 663