WORKSHOP – Fungus discovery workshop

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Fungus Discovery Workshop

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

This workshop introduces 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.

It 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, necessary to fungus surveying. Fungi will be discussed in regard to their ecological roles and also cultural aspects such as edibility and toxicity.

We will then partake in an exciting two hour foray through various local ecosystems to search for species of interest. Supplementary notes are also provided. Participants are encouraged to bring along their own specimens for identification at the workshop.

This workshop is supported by Wooragee Landcare.

Further workshops can be viewed at this link.

FULLY BOOKED

SATURDAY 4 MAY 2019

WOORAGEE, VIC

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: $60 or $35 for Wooragee Landcare members

 Bookings

Further info: alison@alisonpouliot.com