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Fungimap Inc. is a not-for-profit citizen science organisation dedicated to raising the profile of Australia's incredible fungal diversity. Our emphasis is on enjoying and learning about fungi, with a focus on macrofungi in the natural environment.

Fungimap eNews 18 - December 2018

Fungi News

Thanks to the
Forgotten Flora

Since 2015, the Fungimap has distributed 40 sets of Forgotten Flora educational posters to community groups. These resources have helped educate people about essential roles played by fungi, lichens and the non-vascular plants including hornworts, liverworts and mosses. The posters are now out of print, but can be found in the National Library collection here.

We'd like to thank the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and the Forgotten Flora Team: J. Milne, T. Lebel and A. Veenstra-Qua, for all their work.

We have a few incomplete sets left if your group would like these please email us with Forgotten Flora as the subject.

For kids to investigate fungi

'Investigating Fungi' by Gwen Pascoe is a small, easy to read book for primary school children. It explains the parts of some of the larger fungi and how they grow and includes case studies of common and unusual fungi and how to investigate them. Although this is an older book has excellent, large photos as well as detailed illustrations of fungi. A full review can be read here, and the book can be purchased for $10 from the Fungimap bookshop here.

Call for images for Fungi Down Under 2

We (editors Tom May, Pam Catcheside, Sarah Lloyd) would be grateful for images of any of the Fungimap target species proposed for the second edition of 'Fungi Down Under' which is well under way. It will include a further 100 species (bringing the total number to 200) as well as further information on each of the major groups covered in the book. More information on the target species and how to submit images can be found here.

Fungi Events

Mushroaming tours 2019

Mushroaming Eco-Adventures runs mushroom tours to various places around the world. Currently they still have spaces available in their 2019 Columbia and Bhutan tours. The Columbia tour, accompanied by a Cordyceps expert, runs from April 22 to May 5 and will visit tropical forests, cool cloud forests and the high Andes. The Bhutan tour runs from August 18 to 31, exploring mushrooms, mountains and monasteries. Further details can be found on their website here.

Alison Pouliot workshops

Alison Pouliot is a photographer, natural historian, educator and author of 'The Allure of Fungi'. A calendar of her fungi forays and seminars has been released and can be found in Fungimap's events list. These events usually sell out before the end of the year, so we would advise you to book early!

Best wishes for the

Festive Season. 

Our next eNews will be in February 2019.

Sponsor a Species

Our editors are working hard to complete the next edition of 'Fungi Down Under'. You can help by sponsoring one or more of the fungi, such as this beautiful Amanita.
At a cost of $100 per species, sponsorships are tax-deductible donations to the Austral Fungi Fund, and will help pay for the publication costs of the book. To find the species which remain, please visit our shop.

Amanita hemibapha group (Ray Palmer CC-BY-SA).
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