Jun 142017
 

Guest speaker Dr Rod Rogers BSc(Hons) PhD DSc – Lichens

Rod Rogers taught and conducted research at the University of Queensland from 1971 to 2001.  He is the author of many research publications and two books on lichen systematics.

Foray Report from Linday Garrett (held on 24th June)

As always, members are also asked to bring something of interest, for example specimens, a book, or to speak briefly about such things as an interesting web site or a favourite species, etc..

Jun 012017
 

Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges, Lake Eacham Qld.

This will be led by the world renowned Truffle expert and all round good guy, Dr Jim Trappe, who will be teaching us and identifying our finds.

Jim has been traveling to Australia for the last 30 plus years hunting and identifying our truffle species.  He is very knowledgeable and has mentored Australian specialist such as Teresa Lebel  and Sandra Abell.  He has written many papers, named many species and assisted many of our mycologists and field mycologists.

Jim has been crucial in the success of Australia’s edible truffle industry and is sponsored by the Braidwood Truffle Festival. Thank you Peter Marshall.

We are very privileged to have him join us, especially since the celebration of his 79th Birthday.

If you would like to join us at Lake Eacham in Far North Queensland, please contact Susie Webster:
Email – Susie.rvsm [at] gmail.com

May 192017
 

Walk and Talk with the Truffle Master Dr Jim Trappe

This event is part of the Woodfordia Treehuggers Weekend (24th-25th June) held in the Festival Hall Woodfordia, 87 Woodrow Rd.  We are honoured to have Dr. Jim (James) Trappe, a world-renowned truffle expert, drop in from the US.

You are invited to join Jim on a Woodfordia truffle hunt at 2 pm on Sunday 25th June. Bring a small hand-cultivator rake if you want to scratch for truffles. Jim has also offered to give us a presentation on truffles and their role in ecosystems, if you’d like to stay.

 If you would like to attend this event you will need to obtain a boom-gate code for entry, so please RSVP to: sandra[at]woodfordia.com

 

 

May 192017
 
IndigiScapes:Indigi Day Out

Come along to our biggest event of the year to celebrate World Environment Day!
Enjoy native animal displays, market and environmental stalls, native plant sales, arts and craft, fun for the kids, live music including our headline act “The Troy Brady Band” in acknowledgment of National Reconciliation Week.

For more information go to the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre Website

May 192017
 
Open Day at the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens.

This is part of a nation-wide event highlighting the work and value of botanic gardens communities – displaying, educating, protecting and researching – connecting plants and people in all possible ways. This year the Friends of MRBBG are sharing the event with community partners interested in native plants, wildlife, art and mycology (mushrooms and fungi).

Sunday with Friends – in the Botanic Gardens, Arts & Ecology Centre
Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, Palm Creek Road, Tanawha

Sunday 28 May, 8.30am to Lunch.

Organised by the Friends of the Gardens, the morning will include koala-spotting as well as guided walks, displays and free information on local plants and wildlife.

Learn fascinating facts about fungi, and find out why our Gardens are so special. There will be refreshments and light lunches available or bring a picnic and finish the day soaking in the tranquil diversity of our bushland gardens and walking trails.

For more information contact friendsofMRBBG[at]gmail.com

May 192017
 

Foray Report: Cunningham’s Gap (27th May)

Members are asked to bring something of interest, for example specimens, a book, or to speak briefly about such things as an interesting web site or a favourite species, etc..

Apr 282017
 

There will be two reports given on recent QMS projects. Megan Prance will speak about the Brisbane Fungi Project and Sandra Tuszynska on the Woodfordia Project.

As always, members are also asked to bring something of interest, for example specimens, a book, or to speak briefly about such things as an interesting web site or a favourite species, etc..

Apr 282017
 

Linda Garrett is one of the Queensland Mycological Society’s regular foray areas.

The Linda Garrett Reserve is a short drive to the west of Mapleton, in the Blackall Ranges. The QMS undertake regular visits to the reserve which has a wide range of mature living trees and fine collections of logs and old tree stumps that support some rare and unusual wood inhabiting fungi.

For more information about the foray site, go to our page on Linda Garrett.

For more information about the foray, go to our Calendar of Events and scroll down to Forays and Workshops .

Apr 032017
 

Join us for an interesting foray into the fabulous world of fungi! Workshop presented by the Qld Mycological Society and includes a forage in the forest to find some fungi.

When: Saturday, 29th Apr 2017 10:00am-12:30pm. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to event start and report to the registration table upon arrival.

Where: Springwood Girl Guide Hall, at the entrance to Springwood Conservation Park off Springwood Road, Springwood. (Approx. 385 Springwood Rd., Springwood.)

Ages: Family friendly.

What to bring: Hat and water. Please wear enclosed shoes and long pants. Light morning tea will be provided.

Admission: Free

Bookings essential: https://fantasticfungi.eventbrite.com.au

This event is run by Logan City Council for Logan residents. Other interested parties, including south-side members of the QMS, are most welcome!