2 identical sessions Wednesday 13 June 2018 or Thursday 14 June 2018 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

venue: Dimboola R.S.L. subsidised cost: $20

lunch provided, numbers limited – bookings essential

This workshop introduces participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Fungi Kingdom,  specific to fungi found in the Little Desert region, but also within wider Australian and international  contexts.

It includes an interactive and illustrated seminar on the major fungal groups, fungal ecology, and the natural  and  cultural  history  of  fungi.  Fungal  specimens  form  the  local  area  and  beyond  will  be displayed, discussed and examined during the workshop.

Following the  seminar,  participants  will  engage in  a hands-on  identification  session  where they will learn  to  recognise  and  differentiate  the  various  characteristics  used  to  identify  fungi  in  the  field, using specimens and other resources. The importance of fungi conservation will also be discussed in the context of local ecosystems and environmental issues.

After lunch there will be an exciting foray at Snape Reserve through various local habitat types searching for  fungi of interest (maximum 2 km walk). 

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or ring Jan  0438 473 133 not after 10pm please