Yellow Brain and Jelly Tooth
– A Foray into Strathbogies’ Fungal Curiosities
This workshop introduces participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, specific to fungi found in the Strathbogie Ranges region but also within a wider Australian and international context.
It will include an interactive and illustrated seminar on the major fungal groups, 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 during the workshop. The importance of fungal conservation will also be discussed in the context of local woodland and agricultural ecosystems.
Participants will also learn to recognise the various diagnostic characteristics used to identify fungi in the field.
Following the indoor session will be an exciting foray through various local habitat types to search for species of interest. Supplementary notes will also provided.
Participants are encouraged to bring along their fungus specimens for identification during the workshop.
By the way, the title of this workshop refers to the common names of two fungi, Yellow Brain (Tremella mesenterica) and Jelly Tooth (Pseudohydnum gelatinosum).
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This event is sponsored by the Strathbogie Ranges Conservation Management Network.