The guest speaker for the June general meeting of the CFNC is Drummond-based naturalist John Walter. His presentation is titled FUNGI: the rare and the where and how you can make a difference. John writes “I have an extensive library and will bring some of my collection of fungi books with me for members to examine. I would also like to demonstrate some of the web-based resources available for people to use.
” FungiMap has a focus on some rare or rarely seen species and I have been fortunate enough to make some very interesting fungal finds so they will form a key part of the presentation and I will also show some of the incredible fungal diversity to be seen in our region.” John’s presentation will be on Friday 8th June from 7.30pm in the Fellowship Room (behind the Uniting Church on Lyttleton St, next door to the Art Gallery). There is no cost for entry, and both members and visitors of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.
John will also kindly lead the excursion the following day (Saturday 9th June), which will be focused on searching for fungus in the field. The destination is likely to be at Blackwood, but this is to be confirmed at the meeting on Friday evening. The excursion will depart from the Octopus U3A building on Duke St (opposite the Castle Motel) at 1.30pm sharp. Car pooling will be available, and bring along some afternoon tea. Again, visitors and members all welcome and encouraged.
Further information about John and his background is provided in the June 2018 CFNC newsletter.