QMS is organising another trip to Far North Queensland with workshops and forays during the Wet Season (i.e. Fungi Season!) in March 2019.
Following their very successful project in 2018, they have produced a Pocket Field Guide specifically for the Tropical Monsoon region of Australia – “Australian Tropical Mushrooms & Other Fungi”. This resource is long overdue in a biodiversity hotspot across the tropics. The pocket guide will illustrate 118 species with an introduction to the Fungal Kingdom and its different morphogroups, plus information on substrate, trophic role, size, spore print colour, and toxicity for each species. The species chosen are ones that occur commonly in Tropical Australia, and also some that are new finds or new distributions in Australia. Drs Sapphire McMullan-Fisher, Matthew Barrett and Frances Guard have combined their knowledge and skills to produce these informative handy brochures.
The Official Launch of the guides will take place in Innisfail (at Terrain, NRM, 2 Stitt St., Innisfail) on Friday 15th March at 6.30pm. See here for more detail and to book.