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June 2019

Alison Pouliot WORKSHOP – A Galaxy of Earthstars, Ruffy, Vic

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Ruffy, Vic Australia + Google Map
$20.00

This 3.5 hour workshop with both theoretical and practical components will introduce participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, specific to fungi found around Ruffy and surrounds but also within a wider Australian context. It includes a one hour interactive session around a specimen display table where participants will learn 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…

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July 2019

WA Naturalists’ Club and Young Nats Fungi Foray

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Details: Fungi foray for the Young Nats and any other Club members, on Lyn Myles’ property. Please bring your ‘sharp eyes’ for spotting those tiny and/or hidden fungi! We also each need to bring a mug and additional kettles for a hot drink afterwards. Parking is limited, so carpooling would be helpful. Leaders: Elaine Davison, assisted by several members of the Club’s Fungi Study Group RSVPs required – details below.

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Field Naturalists Club of Victoria: Fungi Foray

July 7 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
$5

Foray: Mount Worth State Park Meet at 10.30 am at Mount Worth State Park Seaview (Melway Map X912 U8. Vic Roads Map 97 B6). Meet at Moonlight Creek picnic area.

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Queensland Mycological Society Foray – Bellthorpe

July 13

Situated west of the Glass House Mountains, about 98 km (or 90 min drive) north-west of Brisbane CBD, the site features pristine rainforest. Registration is essential as numbers are limited.

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The French Connection: Truffles & Escargot

July 13 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Kings Park, Balga Carpark
Perth, WA 6005 Australia
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On the day before Bastille Day, members of the WA Naturalists' Club Fungi Study Group and snail enthusiasts Ben Schneider and Andrew Cummings from the Northern Suburbs Branch will lead us on searches for fungi and snails in Kings Park. It should be a great opportunity to see what winter rain brings out in an area we usually associate with wildflowers. This is one excursion where a bit of rain will be a bonus, so come prepared. RSVP to Roz…

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Public events at Australasian Fungi Red List Workshop

July 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mueller Hall, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Birdwood Drive
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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There are two, free, public events at the Workshop on Red Listing of Fungi from the Australasian region, to be held at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, 22-26 July: Hear about inspiring efforts to conserve fungi around the globe at a Public Forum on evening of Tuesday 23rd July. Learn about the assessment of conservation status of fungi at a General Session of the Workshop on Monday 22nd July. Both events are free, but please book. Program and booking details here.

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Adelaide Fungal Studies Group Foray – Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park

July 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Meeting at park entrance, 10 am. For further information contact Pam Catcheside 8222 9379 or Pam.Catcheside@sa.gov.au The Adelaide Fungal Studies Group is a Club of the Field Naturalists Society of South Australia. Members of AFSG must be members of the Field Naturalists Society of S.A. (membership $35.00 p.a., concession $25.00 p.a.). Membership of AFSG is $5 p.a.

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Adelaide Fungal Studies Group Foray – Nixon Skinner Conservation Park

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Meeting place TBA, 10 am. For further information contact Pam Catcheside 8222 9379 or Pam.Catcheside@sa.gov.au

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Adelaide Fungal Studies Group – Meeting

July 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
State Herbarium of South Australia

Dr Sally Fryer presents a talk on 'Marine and freshwater fungi' The Adelaide Fungal Studies Group is a Club of the Field Naturalists Society of South Australia. Members of AFSG must be members of the Field Naturalists Society of S.A. (membership $35.00 p.a., concession $25.00 p.a.). Membership of AFSG is $5 p.a.   For further information contact Pam Catcheside 8222 9379 or Pam.Catcheside@sa.gov.au

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August 2019

Putting Wimmera fungi on the map – a Fungimap CVA project

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Tail Gallery, 50 Elizabeth St, Edenhope VIC 3318

Presentation 'Putting Wimmera fungi on the map' organised by Kowree Farm Tree Group Landcare at the Red Tail Gallery, Edenhope.

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Wimmera Monitor your local fungi – a Fungimap CVA project

August 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Field trip, meet 9.30am Thursday 8th August at the Fire Shed, Ullswater.   Useful if you are registered for the Fungimap Australia iNaturalist project

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Hills Science Expo at Cleland Wildlife Park

August 10
Cleland Wildlife Park, 365 Mount Lofty Summit Road, Crafers
Adelaide, SA 5152 Australia
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$22.50

Join the Adelaide Hills Science Hub & Fungimap for a day of talks and displays at Cleland Wildlife Park. From art, lego, coding, frogs & wildlife-friendly gardens to doing nature art or taking fungi & biodiversity walks… there will be even more for everyone at our National Science Week event.

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How to upload Lost Fungi data workshop – a Fungimap CVA project

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Walmer VIC 3463 Victoria 3163 Australia + Google Map

This workshop is for those people who have data of Victorian Rare and threatened fungi. Learn how to upload Lost Fungi data into Biocollect. We will help you enter data into the Biocollect project which will accept absence or 'Zero' data which is important for conservation of small populations. Please bring your data and a computer or smart device. Morning tea will be provided. Please book to receive location details by contacting Fungimap Conservation.

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Foraging to Sciencing: Protecting Our Fabulous Fungi

August 15 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Stirling Coventry Library, 63 Mt Barker Road
Stirling, SA 5152 Australia
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Let’s talk about Adelaide Hills foraging! Who’s doing it, where…where’s it all going, what does it mean for our native flora and fungi, and why is it so popular? We’d love to hear your stories about who’s foraging and why – to help us better protect our people and planet. Email j.packer@adelaide.edu.au to book for this free event.

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Free talk: Fungi – the Flexible Kingdom

August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
GTAC, in the grounds of University High School, corner Royal Parade and Story Street, Parkville (enter off Story Street or Royal Parade)

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Senior Mycologist Dr Tom May will be presenting a free public lecture to the Australian & New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAS) on ‘Fungi – the flexible kingdom’, exploring fungal diversity, nutrition, lifecycles and interactions with other organisms.

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Sarah Lloyd – ‘My Life in Slime’

August 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mueller Hall, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Birdwood Drive
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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The latest issue of the contemporary art journal Discipline  includes three contributions on funga (the fungal analogue of flora and fauna, i.e. the fungi that are found in a region), including ‘Searching for Slime Moulds in Northern Tasmania by Sarah Lloyd’ and ‘Reimagining Fungi—A Foray in the Mycobiome by Alison Pouliot’. Events associated with the launch of the issue include a free public lecture by Sarah Lloyd on ‘My Life in Slime’, dealing with the exquisitely beautiful spore-bearing ‘fruits’ of…

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September 2019

Workshop: Training the Teachers

September 12 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dilkusha Maleny, QLD Australia + Google Map

Up-skilling QMS members for speaking to Community groups about Fungi. A practical “Hands-on” Day of learning and practising communication skills, the information QMS wants shared, and the sort of information different groups want to learn; also resources and how to find them. Registration is essential as numbers are limited to 10 only due to the practical nature of the workshop.To register for this event please contact Fran Guard: franguardicloud.com

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Workshop: Citizen Science and Fungal Conservation

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mycommunity – Applied Mycology and Learning Lab, 124 Weston St
Brunswick East, VIC 3057 Australia
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$5 – $10

Citizen mycologists play a vital role in collecting data for conservation and protection of threatened fungi. In this workshop you will learn how to use the iNaturalist app to report sightings of fungi as well as have them identified. You will find out how the information is used to help set conservation priorities and protect endangered fungi. You will also learn how to access the information yourself using the Atlas of Living Australia. Presenting the workshop will be Caine Barlow…

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October 2019

Talk: What are Fungi Doing for Our Bushlands?

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Royal Society of Victoria, 8 La Trobe St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$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…

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November 2019

Adelaide Fungal Studies Group – Meeting

November 5 @ 7:30 pm
State Herbarium of South Australia

Final meeting for 2019 - members' fungi of 2019. The Adelaide Fungal Studies Group is a Club of the Field Naturalists Society of South Australia. Members of AFSG must be members of the Field Naturalists Society of S.A. (membership $35.00 p.a., concession $25.00 p.a.). Membership of AFSG is $5 p.a. For further information contact Pam Catcheside 8222 9379 or Pam.Catcheside@sa.gov.au

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