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Talk: What are Fungi Doing for Our Bushlands?

October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$11 – $25

Did you notice fungi popping up in mulch or lawns after the winter rains? Did you wonder what it might be named? Fungal Ecologist and Fungimap Mycologist Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher thinks a more interesting question to ask is: what is that fungus *doing*?

Fungi fruit bodies like mushrooms, puffballs, stinkhorns and so forth are a sign that the fungus is in there, working away hidden in the grass, soil and wood. Many fungi are nutrient recyclers, others are symbionts of plants, and a few are parasitic. Join us to find out more about the Wood Wide Web, fungal ecology and how fungi work to keep our bushland healthy.


Royal Society of Victoria


Royal Society of Victoria
8 La Trobe St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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