Preliminary notice: 2014 FUNNZ Fungal Foray

Submitted by Bevan Weir on Thu, 12/09/2013 - 11:42am

The 2014 28th NZ Fungal Foray will be held in Golden Bay, northwest South Island between 11-17 May 2014. Accommodation is at Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park and microscopes, etc., will be set up in the nearby Pohara Hall.

We will need to have confirmed bookings by March.  After that they will release any unused bookings. More details will follow later. 

Report on the 22nd NZ Fungal Foray (Dunedin, 2008)

Submitted by petraw on Wed, 27/02/2013 - 8:15am

THE 22nd NZ FUNGAL FORAY, DUNEDIN, May 2008

Petra White

 

Sunday 11 May 2008, Arrival

One of the great things about our fungal forays is that we get people from all over the world coming along to foray with us. The 22nd NZ Fungal Foray was no different, with 49 people attending from New Zealand, Great Britain, Tasmania, USA, Sweden and Japan.

27th New Zealand Fungal Foray & Colloquium: May 2013

Submitted by Bevan Weir on Wed, 30/01/2013 - 12:48pm

Registration and payment due by: 31st March 2013. Download registration form at the end of this page. The 2013 foray will be based at Matawai, midway between Opotiki and Gisborne, in the East Cape region, from Sunday 12th May to Saturday 18th May 2013. The area offers a wide variety of vegetation types, including Nothofagus, podocarp and broadleaf forests.

Fungal species included among IUCN's 100 global threatened species in new publication

Submitted by Peter Buchanan on Wed, 12/09/2012 - 11:28pm

A major new publication from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and IUCN addresses the question "Priceless or Worthless?" concerning some of the globe's most endangered species. A list of 100 species is used as examples of likely extinctions unless humans intervene. And included among the 100 - as a world first - is a FUNGUS!  At last - recognition at global level that fungi can be threatened too!

New Zealand fungi on RadioNZ "This Way Up"

Submitted by Bevan Weir on Sat, 26/05/2012 - 4:53pm

This afternoon the Radio New Zealand National show "This Way Up" had a 31 min feature on NZ fungi and foraying.

Simon Morton (the presenter) spoke to Eugenia Bone, chair of the New York Mycological Society and the author of 'Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms', and spoke to NZ mycologist Geoff Ridley. Listen below:

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