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Ferns and Fungi

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Ferns and Fungi excursion on Kunanyi/ Mount Wellington

Enter the Tasmanian cool temperate rainforest with forest ecologist and expert guide Yoav Daniel Bar-Ness for a walk along some of Kunanyi/ Mount Wellington’s splendid tracks. Participants will learn about fern biodiversity, mushroom spotting, wood decay, and the geology of Kunanyi/ Mount Wellington. We’ll also try out some citizen science tools to record our observations of local biodiversity. 

We’ll meet outside the Fern Tree Tavern, easily accessible from town by a short bus or car ride, and then enjoy a two-hour walk. The trails are fairly easy and suitable for most fitness levels. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and warm layers. You might also want to bring water and a snack. 


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More about Beaker Street Festival 
Beaker Street Festival is a week-long celebration of science and art in Lutruwita/Tasmania each August. Now in its eighth year, Beaker Street Festival promises a mix of wonder, flavour, and scientifically proven fun. The Festival invites adults from all walks of life to delve into today’s hottest topics with a packed program of science-infused entertainment and discussions, while experiencing the best of Tasmanian environments and culture. View the entire program at 

AUGUST 6-13 2024

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