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.
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!
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:
The report and the full list of species collected at the 2011 fungal foray in taupo is now online. Download the reports below:
STRICT DEADLINE: Registration and payment due by: 20th April 2012. The 26th New Zealand Fungal Foray will be based at The Globe Backpackers and Bar and the RSA Memorial Club Hall, Riverton from Sunday 6th– Saturday 12th May. The RSA Hall is directly across the road from the Globe Backpackers, and are both in the main street of Riverton, Southland. Riverton is a coastal town 20 minutes drive (30 km) from Invercargill, in Southland, New Zealand.