Fungimap conference: Fungimap VII preparations begin
Although it's not until May 2013, Fungimap Coordinators Blanche Higgins and Alena Moison began preparations for the 7th biannual Fungimap conference last week with a trip to Rawson, Victoria to scope out the conference location and meet the very friendly staff of the Rawson Village Holiday Resort (http://www.rawsonvillage.com/).
Rawson is about a 2.5 hour drive northeast of Melbourne, near to the historic town of Walhalla and about a half hour from Mount Baw Baw. (For those of you who won't be driving up, buses will be arranged to meet trains from Melbourne at Moe). Luckily for us it was the perfect day to enjoy the rural beauty of West Gippsland, though we're assured it will be all wet by May!
The conference will include a full day foray into the Tarra-Bulga National Park, where some common fungi include: Amauroderma rude, Australoporus tasmanicus, Calostoma rodwayi, Plectania campylospora, Stereum ostrea, Tremella fuciformis, Vibrissea dura, and Xerula radicata.
Conference registrations will open in February but you can register your interest now here: http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/fungimap/events-and-activities/fungimap-conference/fungimap-7
Or see the conference program as it develops here:
Fungimap 7 is jointly organised by Fungimap and the Field Naturalist Club of Victoria (www.fncv.org.au), and we are grateful for the support of the Norman Wettenhall Foundation (www.nwf.org.au/) .