Mycology May 2024

Join us this May for an extraordinary journey into the world of fungi at Mycology May, hosted by the Central Tablelands Regional Landcare Network and Local Land Services. This event, spread throughout the Central Tablelands, is tailor-made for both new enthusiasts and seasoned mycologists alike.
  • What Biodiversity Community Education
  • When 22 Apr, 2024 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Australia/Sydney / UTC1000)
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  • Contact Phone 0438 302 501
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This year, we are thrilled to welcome Alison Pouliot, a renowned ecologist and environmental photographer whose global conservation efforts and educational programs have inspired countless individuals. Alison refers to fungi as the "Forgotten Kingdom," emphasising their critical yet often overlooked role in our ecosystems. Her sessions are eagerly anticipated for their profound insights and motivational narrative on the importance of fungi.

Mycology May begins with an engaging introductory workshop on May 1st, designed to immerse participants in the vital roles that fungi play in natural processes. This workshop is followed by a session on May 2nd aimed at beginners, focusing on identifying and understanding the diverse fungi native to our region.

For those interested in combining creativity with science, the "Focus on Fungi" event on May 3rd and 4th offers a practical experience in photographing these mystical organisms in their natural habitats. The week’s activities culminate on May 5th with the 4th annual Mt Canobolas Fungus Foray, an exciting field day where attendees contribute to mapping and studying local fungal biodiversity.

Additionally, this year's event features a T-shirt design competition with categories for both kids and adults. This creative challenge allows participants to express their fascination with fungi, with the winning designs set to feature on our future event T-shirts.

Mycology May is more than just an event; it’s an opportunity to delve into and appreciate the indispensable role of fungi in our ecosystems and daily lives. Guided by experts like Alison Pouliot, attendees will gain a deeper understanding and enhanced appreciation of these essential, yet often unseen organisms. We invite you to join the Landcare community this May to explore the beauty and mysteries of the fungal kingdom in our very own backyard.

Booking and Resources Spaces are limited, and we encourage early registration to ensure participation. Attendees can also benefit from a comprehensive guide by the Local Land Services, detailing 96 identifiable fungi species, which will be an invaluable resource during the event.

For more information and to secure your booking, please visit our website: Central Tablelands Regional Landcare Network - Mycology May.

Join us in celebrating the fascinating world of fungi!