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Upcoming Events

Little Blue at dawn at Karlu Karlu, NT.

After the rain, the amazing fungi appear like magic from the soil of the earth. Sapphire is available for personalised and group tours tours across Victoria and within Melbourne, and with a bit of notice across Australia. Take a walk with Sapphire and you can learn their names, discover their ecology, or take photographs of your findings. You can simply admire their beauty and enjoy the challenge of discovery.

Events & services

Sapphire loves to get out into Australian bushland as often as she can. She has a mobile tiny house on the back of an ex-fire truck she calls Little Blue 🚒. So if you and other people in your area would like to know more about any of the topics below get in touch and we will try to make it happen. Hopefully several events in your region and places to park Little Blue can be arranged to help reduce costs and maximise knowledge sharing.

Fungal Ecology

Interested in more? Sapphire conducts customised talks, walks, field days, lectures and workshops:

  • fungal ecology
  • fungi land management
  • mushroom identification
  • fire and fungal ecology
  • roles of fungi in land restoration
  • citizen science and biodiversity mapping

Events can be anywhere in Australasia or Africa by negotiation.

Research and consultancy

Environmental assessments, biodiversity surveys, and ecological research can be coordinated and conducted by Sapphire.

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Little Blue 🚒

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Past Events

I have been lucky enough to present to these groups and they are awesome audiences who asked great questions:

Manningham Council environmental seminars  – Fungi – Ecological interactions  – Workshop and Presentation Wednesday 7 June 2017 & Fungi walk Thursday 8 June 2017 details*

Main Creek Landcare – Fungi walk at Baldrys Crossing, Greensbush  – Saturday 3 June 2017 details*

Red Hill South Landcare AGM – The ties that bind: fungi in terrestrial ecosystems –  Saturday 3 June 2017 details*

Queensland Mycological Society AGM – Mates – mycorrhizal and endophytes fungi that plants need – Tuesday 9 May 2017 details

Boroondara Bushwalkers –  The ties that bind: fungi in terrestrial ecosystems – 19 April 2017 details*

Main Creek Landcare AGM – The ties that bind: fungi in terrestrial ecosystems & Fungi of the Mornington Peninsula – Sunday 26 March 2017 details*

FNCV Fungi Group – The ties that bind:fungi in terrestrial ecosystems –  Monday 6 March 2017 details

QMS & Friends of the Maroochydore Bushland Botanic Garden – Field Brochure launch – Saturday 4 February 2017 details

Particular thanks to these groups have supported me directly and/or donated* to Fungimap Inc. Together we are working to spread the word of the importance of fungi to healthy and functional ecosystems.