An Introduction to the Fungal Wonders of the Little Desert
This workshop introduces participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, specific to fungi found in the Little Desert region but also within wider Australian and international contexts.
It will include an interactive and illustrated seminar on the major fungal groups, 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 during the workshop. The importance of fungal conservation will also be discussed in the context of woodland and agricultural ecosystems.
Participants will also learn to recognise the various diagnostic characteristics used to identify fungi in the field.
Following the indoor session will be an exciting foray through the various habitat types of Snape Reserve to search for species of interest (maximum 2km)
Supplementary notes will also provided.
Further fungus workshops and forays are listed here.