Meeting with Mushrooms – Mushroom Identification Workshop
Although the world is in lockdown, the fungi are running riot out there in the forest! The recent rains could mean we are in for a bumper fungus season.
Why do fungi matter in our forests and gardens?
What makes Australian fungi so special?
And how do we differentiate the desirable from the deadly?
This online workshop introduces participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi. We will examine and identify your collected mushrooms and discuss their ecological and cultural significance.
Participants are asked to bring along a fungus or two, a knife, a magnifying glass and loads of curiosity & humour.
While it would have been great to be out in the forest, at least we won’t be wrangling with leeches!
TO NOTE: Participants will need a good internet connection and a computer with camera and microphone. Participants are encouraged to collect a couple of fungus specimens in the days before the workshop. Only collect specimens in good condition, without any decay, so we can see the necessary features for identification. When collecting your specimens, remember not all fungi have the typical mushroom cap-and-stalk style form. Also look for other forms such as puffballs, bracket fungi, coral fungi or anything that you suspect might just be a fungus!
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MONDAY 4 MAY 2020 – ONLINE
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