In the Field Among the Fungi – Fungus foray and survey
The fungi of the Camperdown-Mt Leura region (Leura Maar) 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 essentially underpinning their health and resilience.
Effective land ‘management’ would ideally take into account soil health and the interconnectivities between species and thereby include fungi. An overview of the fungi of the region would contribute important information to the greater understanding of its biodiversity and function.
This aim of the foray and survey is to equip participants with the basic principles and protocols for surveying fungi in the field. These participants could then further develop their skills to become leaders in engaging the wider community to partake in fungus surveying.
Following an introductory overview we will head to the field to survey fungi.
Further seminar, forays and workshops can be found here.