Nigel Fechner and Megan Prance, Queensland Herbarium.
The Herbarium hosts free public seminars at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens.
They are held from noon until 1pm in the second week of the month (February to November) — in the FM Bailey conference room in the Herbarium building. You don’t need to register, just turn up on the day.
September’s seminar is about Queensland Fungi. Dorothea Mackellar could have written a wonderful poem about Queensland’s fungi. There are far horizons to explore, the range of colours is vast, and they are beautiful and terrifying in numbers and diversity.
Nigel and Megan are passionate about this vast topic and their seminar will explore the groups and roles of fungi, where they are found and how to make a good fungus collection, even while on a busy field trip.