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Fungimap 8 conference

Registrations are now open for the Fungimap 8 conference in Batemans Bay, New South Wales, from 16 – 21 April.

The program includes a range of guided walks, workshops, and demonstrations that cater for fungi fans of all ages and abilities and concludes with a quiz night and celebratory dinner.

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is a major supporter of Fungimap through hosting the national office. Several Melbourne Gardens' staff will be presenting workshops at Fungimap 8, including Teresa Lebel (truffles), Nimal Karunajeewa (making collections of fungi) and Alison Vaughan (fungi in the Atlas of Living Australia). Other workshop highlights include ‘How to photograph fungi’ with field naturalist Paul George and ‘Boletes’ with Roy Halling from New York Botanic Garden.

A visit to the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens on Monday 20 April will provide a wonderful opportunity to fossick for fungi among the sand dunes, rainforest and wetlands.

“Fungi enthusiasts gather from all over Australia for this biannual national conference,” explains Sapphire McMullan-Fisher, Fungimap Coordinator.

“It’s a great way to take your interest in fungi to a new level and meet new people with similar interests.”

“We are grateful to our principal sponsor, The Ian Potter Foundation, which provided a generous grant that is enabling preparation of guides to recording and photographing fungi that will be trialled in workshops at Fungimap 8.”

Fungimap 8 is proudly presented by Fungimap, a national non-profit organisation dedicated to raising the profile of Australia’s incredible fungal diversity. One of the main activities of Fungimap is a fungi mapping scheme that makes significant contributions to knowledge of distribution and rarity of Australian fungi. Fungimap data is provided to the Atlas of Living Australia.

Register now via the Fungimap website.