Thursday, 21 August 2014

A new fungus poster - Fungi of the Mount Alexander Region

Fungi publication notice #4: Fungi of the Mount Alexander Region poster

by Alison Pouliot

Yesterday a poster tube arrived in the post from Bronwyn Silver.  Inside I found the exciting new poster – Fungi of the Mount Alexander Region.

The new poster was compiled by wonderfully knowledgeable field naturalists who live in the Mt Alexander Shire and are involved in the Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests (FOBIF).

Fungi of the Mount Alexander Region
FOBIF was formed in the late 1990s by people in the local community who work towards highlighting the significance of the Box-Ironbark Forests and Woodlands. Among its various goals FOBIF promotes understanding of the natural values of the Box-Ironbark forests and woodlands, their ecosystems and the threats to their preservation.

The poster, which features nine species that occur in the local Box-Ironbark forests was published by FOBIF, with generous financial support from The Norman Wettenhall Foundation. Photographs were provided by John Ellis, Mitchell Parker, Bronwyn Silver, Bernard Slattery and Alison Pouliot.

Further to the fungus poster, these inspired folk have also put together a new book entitled, Mosses of Dry Forests in South Eastern Australia, which was launched by Frances Cincotta on 31 May.  

The poster would be a wonderful addition to every classroom, household refrigerator, or any wall anywhere, to get the message out that fungi are a very important part of our ecosystems including Box-Ironbark forests.

Both the poster and the book are available through the Environment Shop at 325 Barker St, Castlemaine or online at

The poster costs $5- (plus postage).

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