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Fungus ID and survey around Wooragee/Chiltern area.

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Fungus ID and survey around Wooragee/Chiltern area

Fungi delight and intrigue and provide the connective network of terrestrial ecosystems. The forests of North East harbour diverse and bizarre fungi. 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 will include an interactive session on the basics of fungus identification where you will get to handle, examine and identify various fungi. You will also learn to recognise the various diagnostic characteristics used to identify fungi in the field. Fungi will be explored in regard to their ecology and conservation as well as cultural aspects such as edibility and toxicity.

We will then partake in an exciting foray through various local ecosystems to search for species of interest.

You don't need to have had previous experience with fungi or surveying to attend this workshop.

This workshop is sponsored by Wooragee Landcare and Friends of Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park via Victorian landcare funding.

Participants are encouraged to bring along their own mushrooms for identification.

You may want to watch this video series before the workshop The Forgotten Kingdom 

Wear warm clothes, sturdy footwear and bring a raincoat. 

Please bring your lunch. We will provide tea/coffee etc and a bikkie when you get there.

More information 0427 287 285

If you can no longer make it after booking, please let organisers know as there are limited tickets available. Just go back to your confirmation email and click on "Contact host".

There will be a launch of Alison's new book Underground Lovers on the Friday afternoon before (on 19th May) so if you are interested in attending this event too please book here.

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