Mar 202015

An exhibition by Donna Davis that explores the complex relationships between native plants and fungi.

Mar 192015

School Holiday Activity: The ENVIRO DETECTIVES are back at the Cubberla Witton Catchments Network Centre!

Enviro Detectives Tristan Truffle and Pixie Cap invite all keen young forensic scientists to investigate the secretive world of mushrooms.

They’ll have a closer look at witches’ butter and fairy rings, examine spores, figure out how the fungi cap got its spots, and a rather intricate mushroom murder mystery will be solved too…

Who it’s for:
Prep to early primary school-aged children

Tuesday, 14th April 2015, 9.30am – 12.00pm

Cubberla Witton Catchments Network Inc
CWCN Centre
47-57 Hepworth Street
Chapel Hill QLD 4069

$15 incl. GST ($10 incl. GST for members)

3878 4581 or 0407 583 441 (Jutta) or email

For more information, go to the CWCN website:

Mar 192015

Fran Guard will be giving two presentations about fungi at The Planting Festival, to be held in Woodford on the 5th -7th June, 2015.

Saturday 6th June
The Role of Fungi in Bush Regeneration

Fungi are a vital, but often forgotten part of the ecosystem. We will explore their role as recyclers, partners, parasites and food in Australian forests.

Sunday 7th June
What’s That Fungus Doing in My Garden?

Fungi appear after rain in parks, gardens and lawns, but what are they doing there? This is a chance to look at both poisonous and edible fungi and their natural roles in urban areas.

For more information and to buy tickets, go to

Mar 122015

This foray has been cancelled, due to rainfall on the Granite Belt. A weekend/double foray will be held instead with a visit to Girraween National Park on Saturday and to Wilson’s Downfall on Sunday. We apologize for the short notice of this change of plans.

Mt Cordeaux and Mt Mitchell straddle Cunningham’s Gap and are part of the Gondwana Rainforests of the Australian World Heritage Area. The abundance of trees, vines, decaying logs and various substrates, along with the rainfall, mists and cooler temperatures produce a great variety of fungi.

The foray starts at the car park, goes past the stone cairn which commemorates explorer Alan Cunningham and continues through the rainforest, winding its way up the side of Mt Cordeaux, along the track to the summit.

This is one of the QMS’s regular foray areas. For more details about the site and some of the fungi found there, go to our page on Mt Cordeaux.

For more information about this upcoming foray, go to our Calendar of Events.

Mar 112015

Foray Reports will be presented for Bellthorpe and Girraween National Park.

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