WORKSHOP – Mushroom Encounters

Mushroom Encounters – An Introduction to the Kingdom Fungi

This 4 hour workshop with both theoretical and practical components will introduce participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, specific to fungi found in the Mansfield region but also within a wider Australian and international context.

It includes a highly interactive session around a specimen display table where participants will get to handle and examine fungi, and learn 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. The edibility and toxicity of fungi will also be discussed.

We will then head off on 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 note that this workshop is run entirely outdoors so please be sure to dress warmly and bring waterproof clothing.

This workshop is sponsored by Up2Us Landcare Alliance.

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PLACE: Carters Mill Picnic Area, Sawmill Settlement Vic

TIME: 11am – 3pm

COST: $25 includes lunch (BYO chair)

Please note this event is run entirely outside so please dress warmly.