Welcome to our new Fungimap Coordinator

Welcome to our new Fungimap Coordinator

Welcome to the new Fungimap Coordinator – Tamara Walton. Tamara is based in Tasmania and comes to us with a background in marine science, conservation and government relations having previously worked with CSIRO and Parks Australia.  Tamara is an avid f...

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Half a million fungi records and counting –  By Tom May

Half a million fungi records and counting –  By Tom May

Sometime around the middle of the day on Saturday 18 May 2024, the number of fungi observations for Australia on iNaturalist ticked over 500,000. I was hoping to see the half millionth record as it came in, but just on this one day, more than 900 observation...

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Exciting news: Fungimap awarded large SA citizen science grant!

Exciting news: Fungimap awarded large SA citizen science grant!

We are very pleased to announce that we were successful in securing a grant from the South Australia government as part of their Citizen Science Large Grants program! The funding is for a 3 year pilot project called “Fungi for Function: bushland health i...

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Grant success!

Grant success!

We are thrilled to announce that we were successful in securing a $5,000 grant from the Wettenhall Environment Trust! This grant is to progress the groundbreaking work of nominating the critically endangered Tea-tree Fingers (Hypocreopsis amplectens) for Commo...

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New resource: how to photograph and describe my fungus

New resource: how to photograph and describe my fungus

Catherine Marciniak (@planet_fungi) and Susie Webster from Fungimap have kindly put together a free downloadable field guide for photographing and describing fungal specimens (complete with beautiful photos by Steve Axford!) It also includes a step-by-step pro...

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