Apr 132018
 

Meeting

Prof Levente Kiss – Little Bugs on Big Bugs: Powdery Mildews & Myco Parasites

7.00-9.00pm FM Bailey room Queensland Herbarium, Mt Coot-tha

Queensland Herbarium

Queensland Herbarium

Mar 292018
 

Saturday, 28 April
Meet at Ben Bennett Reserve, opposite 91 Queen Street, Caloundra
Please arrive at 9.00am for a 9.30am start. (Concluding at 12.00 noon)

There is some off street parking, drinking water, shelters and amenities.
This modestly sized reserve is always surprising with lots of interesting finds…

Ben Bennett Reserve Meeting Place

Ben Bennett Reserve Meeting Place

To register for this foray please email: info[at]qldfungi.org.au
Or register on Facebook here

Mar 142018
 

Meeting

Vanessa Ryan – Fungi and Lichen – The Basics
Jesse and Lana – Polypore Observations from the Jungles of Borneo

7.00-9.00pm FM Bailey room Queensland Herbarium, Mt Coot-tha

Mar 072018
 

Monday, 2 April (Easter Monday)
Meet at The Fort, Corner Eddystone Road and Alambi Crescent, Corinda.
Please arrive at 9.00am for a 9.30am start. (Concluding at noon)

Parking is very limited to roadsides, and there are no amenities or taps onsite.

The Fort Meeting Place

The Fort Meeting Place

To register for this foray please email: info[at]qldfungi.org.au
Or register on Facebook here

Mar 062018
 

Saturday, March 10 at 9:00am
Palm Grove Section of Tamborine Mountain National Park, Palm Grove Avenue, Tamborine Mountain.

Sunday, March 11 at 10:00am
Thunderbird Park, Cnr Tamborine Mountain Rd and Cedar Creek Falls Rd, Tamborine Mountain. (Part of the Scenic Rim BioBlitz)

To register for these events please email: memsec[at]qldfungi.org.au

Feb 222018
 

A reminder:

We’ll be returning to the Bioblitz sites 10.00am Sunday 11th March to 10.00am Tuesday 13th March

Prof. Roger Kitching will again be setting up light traps the night before, so there will already be some moths to look at on the Sunday morning.

More details can be found on the website

Feb 202018
 

Meeting

Megan Prance – Report on the Mentoring for Mycological Identification skills – Fungi of Brisbane project, funded by BCC ENV00203

7.00-9.00pm FM Bailey room Queensland Herbarium, Mt Coot-tha

Jan 142018
 

The Tropical Fungi Project is a QMS sponsored project based in Cairns

Tropical Australia has a rich diversity of fungi, but many people are unaware of the role of fungi in the ecosystem. The Tropical Fungi Project will provide local people with the necessary skills of capturing images, recording data for the Atlas-of-Living-Australia, making collections for identification and scientific analysis, while concurrently learning about the ecological roles of fungi.


Images © Ray Palmer

Images © Ray Palmer


Friday, 9th March, 2018, 7-9pm
PUBLIC MEETING – Kuranda Recreation Hall

THE WORLD OF FANTASTIC FUNGI
Speakers:
Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher – Introduction to Fungi and Fungal ‘Mates’ (Mycorrhizas & Endophytes)
Dr Frances Guard – Fungal ‘Rotters’ (Saprotrophs)
Dr Sandra Abell – Bettongs, Fungi and Healthy Forests

FREE and All welcome


Saturday 10th March, 2018, 9.30am to 2pm
WORKSHOP AND FUNGI WALK
Kuranda Recreation Hall – hosted by Kuranda EnviroCare .

FUNGAL PHOTOGRAPHY, IDENTIFICATION AND COLLECTION BASICS
Programme:
Fungi identification basics
How to use iNat to record fungi

Morning tea 10:15 – 10:30 am

Fungi walks with leaders (Fran, Sandra, Sapphire and Drs Teresa Lebel and Matt Barrett)

Lunch 12-12:30 provided by EnviroCare Cost $5.

How to take photos for Identifications
How to make collections basics
Goals for pocket field guides
Final Q&A

BOOKINGS REQUIRED. Book through EnviroCare info[at]envirocare.org.au


Sunday 11th March, 2018, 9am to 2pm
POLYPORE AND MICROSCOPY WORKSHOP

James Cook University, Cairns

Leader:
Dr Matt Barrett from Kings Park WA, who has expertise in fungi of Australian Monsoon Tropics and a passion for Polypores.
Assistants: Fran, Sandra, Sapphire and Teresa

Programme:
Introduction to Australian Polypores – Diversity, Ecology, Important Characters, using Keys and other literature for Identification, and more

Plus Hands-on Experience – How to Collect, Describe, Examine (macro and micro), and start Identifying Polypores.

Morning tea provided. BYO Lunch.

BOOKINGS REQUIRED. Book through Fran Guard franguard[at]icloud.com


Sunday 18th March, 2018 9.30am to 2pm
WORKSHOP AND FUNGI WALK (Repeat)
TREAT Nursery Lake Eacham, hosted by TREAT (Trees for the Evelyn and Atherton Tableland) .

FUNGAL PHOTOGRAPHY, IDENTIFICATION AND COLLECTION BASICS
Programme:
Fungi identification basics
How to use iNat to record fungi

Morning tea 10:15 – 10:30 am (provided)

Fungi walks with leaders (Fran, Sandra and Sapphire)

Lunch 12-12:30

How to take photos for Identifications
How to make collections basics
Goals for pocket field guides
Final Q&A

BOOKINGS REQUIRED. Book through TREAT treatinc[at]bigpond.com


There will be other FUNGI WALKS between 6th and 18th March, at which local enthusiasts may participate.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST may be sent to Fran Guard franguard[at]icloud.com

Details of these to be announced later.

If you and/or your local community group would like to be involved in this project, please contact Fran Guard at the above email address.

If you have images of fungi that you would like to share, please contact Sapphire ffunecol[at]gmail.com