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!


New England searches for Tea-tree Fingers

For over a decade there has been the possibility that the critically endangered fungus Tea-tree Fingers (Hypocreopsis amplectens or TTF) ...

Illustrated cards launch

I am delighted to have worked on a collectable set of illustrated fungi cards from around the world! These were ...

Fungi friendly gardening chat

This event raised $200 to support Fungi4Land. To watch the ABC Gardening Australia from segment here. We are keen gardeners, mycologists, ...

A fab native rust

During the La Nina summer 2021-22 in Australia a number of social media posts about a rust that lives on ...

Collecting fungi to build our knowledge

Most Australian indigenous fungi still need to be named and our understanding of the biology including distributions and associations with ...

Merri Fungi

Running through the land of the Wurundjeri people, the headwaters of Merri Creek rise in rural landscapes then meander through ...

Star truffle appears after fire

Nothocastoreum cretaceum is triggered to fruit from the soil after fire. They look like little stars that have been left behind ...

Tropical Fun Too

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

Tropical Fungi Fun

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

Slimy mouldy lawns

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