Fun is for …

Fun … everybody should be having fun!
Fungi … everything is connected and often in natural systems it is the hidden fungi that are the links.
Function … how things function and  what they do is an integral part of what they are.

Ecology is from…

Ecos … Late Latin oeco- household, from Greek oik-, oiko-, from oikos house ecology (noun)
– the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.

Fun Fungi Ecology draws upon more than twenty years of practical experience in the magic, science and fun of the natural fungus world. Australia’s natural landscapes are home to an amazing array of beautiful and ecologically important organisms that few ever take the time to learn and appreciate. Through field excursions, seminars, and research, let’s discover this mysterious and integral world.

“I think you’ll find it’s a bit more complicated than that…”

Ben Goldacre


The Mycelium

mycelium noun (pl.mycelia) biology
the vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a network of fine filaments (hyphae).
mid 19th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek mukēs ‘fungus’, on the pattern of epithelium.

The mycelia of the world’s fungus connect the living things and play a critical role in the cycle of life. The Mycelium is a space for developing outreach education, posting scientific resources and sharing fun and functional fungi ecology!


Tropical Fun Too

So we have been back from a fabulous couple of weeks in Northern Queensland for a couple of weeks now ...
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Tropical Fungi Fun

I am delighted to say that on Friday 15 March 2019 in Innisfail we will be launching our 'Australian Tropical ...
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Slimy mouldy lawns

I haven’t got out of the urban areas as much as I might have liked but I am reminded that ...
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Creek relief

Creek relief Was reflecting on the connections between water, plants, rain and fungi this morning as I walked down my ...
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Urban suspects

Urban suspects This might be the last wet week of 'Sprummer' in Southern Mainland Australia. I have been observing and ...
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Orange Mosscap partners moss

Rickenella fibula or as it is sometimes known Orange Mosscap is a known associate of various mosses. Molecular research is ...
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Endophytes fight drought

Endophytes help with drought tolerance and disease resistance. Their name comes from endo meaning inside and phyte meaning plant, this is ...
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Aseroe rubra

The 'Space Alien Fungus' as it is sometimes described is the Anemone Stinkhorn (Aseroe rubra), other common names include sea anemone ...
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