Mushroom identfication workshops now online

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

These online workshops introduce participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi. Participants will learn to recognise the major fungus morphogroups; the various parts of different types of fungi; and the features used to make identifications. During an interactive session we will then work through participants’ specimens and identify and discuss them together.

While it would have been great to be out in the forest, at least we won’t be wrangling with leeches!

Alison Pouliot © Valerie Chetelat

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