Victoria’s fungal biodiversity map project – Goulburn-Broken

The third of our workshops for citizen scientists in this Community Volunteer Action project will take place in the Goulburn-Broken Catchment Management Area at Euroa on Friday 8 June as part of the Strathbogie Ranges Conservation Management Network’s second biennial Festival of Fungi 2018 community events.

Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher from Fungimap will provide a workshop with an overview of fungi occurring in the Goulburn-Broken CMA which includes the wonderful Strathbogie Ranges. See more detail and bookings. The workshop will be followed by a field trip survey on Saturday 9th June.

Data for 15 rare or uncommon species of fungi is being collected for this project during field trip surveys  across Victorian regions. Surveys typically don’t record species that could be expected to be there but are absent and we will address this gap by capturing what is called ‘lost data’. We will also record site conditions and take images.

We will upload this data, and data collected from ongoing monitoring, on iNaturalist. Our preliminary, general guide for recording data is available on the Atlas of Living Australia’s Biocollect: Seeking Lost Fungi. This guide can be printed from Biocollect or downloaded here.

There is also an example here of the ‘rich’ survey data that will be collected.

The following fungi in the Goulburn-Broken are assessed as rare or ‘lost’:

Chlorovibrissea melanochlora (pin) see ALA information page with map

Chromocyphella muscicola

Sarcodon spp.

Arrhenia aff. chlorocyanea

Cortinarius perfoetens – Rozites foetens