Beatrix goes Bonkers: IWD mushroom foray

When: March 8 2021

Where: Victoria, Australia

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, this foray introduces participants to the curious kingdom of Fungi, in the context of the history of women’s knowledge of mushrooms.

How did women become the keepers of mushroom lore?

How were mushrooms used historically and today?

And how do we differentiate the desirable from the deadly?

As we search for mushrooms, forayers will also learn about the vital ecological importance of fungi and the basic skills for identifying them, along with their fascinating cultural histories.

Cost: $77- This event includes a copy of the new book, Wild Mushrooming: A Guide for Foragers, by Alison Pouliot & Tom May (RRP $49.95, published 1 March 2021).

Be sure to dress warmly as the foray will go ahead regardless of weather.

About the Presenter: Dr Alison Pouliot is an ecologist, author and environmental photographer and has been running mushroom forays for two decades in Australia and internationally.

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