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


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)
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

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

BOOKINGS REQUIRED. Book through tba


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

Morning tea provided. BYO Lunch.

Programme details to be announced – will cover an interactive Key for Polypores, and using microscopic features for identifying fungi.

BOOKINGS REQUIRED. Book through 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 email tba


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