Introducing the Fungi of the Central Coast of NSW
This workshop introduces participants to the diversity and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, specific to fungi found in the region, but also within a wider Australian (and international) context.
It includes an interactive and illustrated seminar on the major fungal groups, the basics of fungus identification, fungal ecology, and the natural and cultural history of fungi. Fungal specimens from the local area will be displayed, discussed and examined during the workshop. The importance of fungal conservation will also be discussed in the context of local ecosystems.
Participants will also learn to recognise the various diagnostic characteristics used to identify fungi in the field.
Following the indoor session will be an exciting foray through various local habitat types to search for species of interest. Supplementary notes will also provided.
Lunch, morning tea, refreshments and supplementary notes are included.