WORKSHOP – Mushroom Discovery Workshop

Mushroom Discovery Workshop

What are all those fungi doing in the landscape? How do they help ecosystems function? Why do fungi provoke both intrigue and disdain?

Join Alison Pouliot, an ecologist and environmental photographer, for a workshop introducing participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom fungi, specific to fungi found in the region but also within wider Australian and global contexts.

This workshop includes an interactive session on the basics of fungus identification, where participants will get to handle, examine and identify various fungi. Participants will also learn to recognise the various diagnostic characteristics used to identify fungi in the field. Fungi will be discussed in regard to their ecological roles and also cultural aspects such as edibility and toxicity and the importance of fungi in biodiversity conservation.

We will then head to the field to search for species of interest. Participants are encouraged to bring along their own specimens for identification at the workshop.

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

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10:00am – 1:30pm

Orange Ag Institute, 1447 Forest road, Orange NSW 2800