Earthly Incarnations: Introduction to the Fungi Kingdom
This highly interactive workshop introduces participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, focusing on fungi found at Retford Park and in the surrounding region.
One of the biggest challenges for the future of our natural heritage is arresting the decline in biodiversity due to habitat loss, change in land use and climate change. At Retford Park, we are working to increase biodiversity, from birds to fungi and insects; all part of our beautiful and unique natural heritage.
This workshop includes an overview of the major types of fungi, the basics of fungus identification and the natural and cultural history of fungi, including edibility/toxicity. Following a delicious picnic style lunch we will foray through the magnificent gardens of Retford Park to search for species of interest.
With Dr Alison Pouliot, an ecologist, environmental photographer and honorary fellow at the Australian National University. Alison’s fungal research spans both northern and southern hemispheres where she is actively involved in fungal conservation and ethnomycology, conducting over 400 fungus workshops and forays over the last two decades.
Tickets: Spaces are limited for this event, please reserve your tickets via Eventbrite.
Enquiries: Call Ann Frederick (Manager, Retford Park) on 0418720066.