Fabulous Fungi Public Lecture & Field Trips

Date: May 19, 2016
Time: 6.30 pm

Location:

Cradle Coast Authority
1-3 Spring Street, Burnie

Details:

A free public talk on ‘Fabulous Fungi’ by Fungimap’s Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher and ‘The Ins and Outs of Information about Australian Fungi’ by Dr Tom May.

Fungimap, a national not-for-profit citizen-science organisation dedicated to the study and appreciation of Australia’s incredible fungal diversity, have conducted several expeditions in the Tarkine wilderness area.

In his presentation, Dr Tom May will talk about the various ways that sightings and images of fungi can be lodged, how they are identified and how you can access information about your local fungi.
This presentation is part of a series of public education events. Fungimap exists to educate people about the amazing diversity of Tasmania fungi.
About half of the mushrooms and other fungi are still to be formally named in Tasmania. A research expedition by Fungimap, alongside experienced mycologists and field naturalists, is being conducted in Tasmania during May 2016.
Event leaders include experienced mycologists Dr Tom May and Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher (Fungimap), Pam Catcheside (State Herbarium of South Australia), natural history collection expert Nimal Karunajeewa (RBG Victoria) and naturalist and communicator Sarah Lloyd (Central North Field Naturalists).
Walks and talks will be held in the Waratah area on 21-22 May.
All events require registration. Please contact disjunctnaturalists@gmail.com or 0400 457 039
Fungimap is supported by Cradle Coast NRM, NRM North, Central North Field Naturalists, Australian Plants Society Tasmania and Bush Heritage. Their work will be shared with the Tasmanian Natural Values Atlas and the Atlas of Living Australia.This project is supported by Cradle Coast NRM through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

Event audience: Everyone