WORKSHOP – Fungus Discovery Workshop

Encounters with Fungi

This two hour workshop introduces participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, specific to fungi found at Monument Hill Reserve but also within a wider Australian context.

We’ll begin the day around a specimen display table where participants will learn the basics of fungus identification, fungal ecology, and the natural and cultural history of fungi. Fungus specimens from the local area will be displayed, discussed and examined. The edibility and toxicity of fungi will also be discussed.

We will then head off into the Reserve for an exciting foray through various local habitat types to search for species of interest. Participants will learn to recognise the various diagnostic characteristics used to identify fungi in the field and understand their ecological significance in local ecosystems.

Please be sure to dress warmly as this event is run entirely outside.

Signed copies of Alison’s books, The Allure of Fungi  and Wild Mushrooming will be available for purchase.

Further fungus workshops and forays are listed here.



12:30 pm– 2:30pm


COST: No charge to attend but bookings essential