Sep 142017
 

Dr Tony Young – Gasteromycetes
 
Vanessa Ryan – The New York Botanical Gardens Herbarium
 
Tony Young will be discussing the main groups of Australian Gasteromycetes, working mainly on morphology. He will also bring the principal works for studying them in Australia.
 
Vanessa Ryan will talk about her recent visit to the New York Botanical Gardens Herbarium

Jul 142017
 

A Citizen Science Event

The Scenic Rim’s First Bioblitz

Over a 48 hour period (day and night, 10.00am Sunday 15th October to 10.00am Tuesday 17th October), we will seek and identify as many animals, plants and fungi as possible on private and Council land, taking care to cause minimal disturbance.

Experts will be on hand to guide small groups into the more sensitive areas and to identify species, and there will be demonstrations through the day.

More information is available on the Wildlife Qld website.

Jul 062017
 

This workshop will be presented by Dr Tony Young.  Spores from many different fungal species will be examined.

The workshop will be held at the Pooh Corner Environment Centre, 100 Wolston Rd, Walcol.

If you have a microscope, it would be very much appreciated if you could bring it along to this workshop!

Jul 032017
 

This is a Citizen Science event open to individuals, families, schools, nature photographers and whoever else would like to be involved.

Over a 48 hour period (day and night), we will seek and identify as many animals, plants and fungi as possible on private and Council land, taking care to cause minimal disturbance.

Experts will be on hand to guide small groups into the more sensitive areas and to identify species, and there will be demonstrations through the day.

For more information visit the website: Wildlife Qld

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