Excursion – Saturday June 15th,10.00am, “Fungi search”, Leonards Hill

Leaders – Joy Clusker and Jenny Rolland

For our June excursion, we will search for fungi with Joy Clusker who will give us tips on identification and where to find fungi. Since autumn has been dry, we will travel south to cooler, damper forests for a better chance to find a good range of fungi. So we will meet earlier than usual and take a picnic lunch.

Meet: at the Octopus (opposite the Castle Motel in Duke St) for a prompt 10.00am departure (car-pooling as much as possible) or meet at 10.45am at Leonards Hill, about 9.5km south of Daylesford, at the corner of Gambles Lane and the Ballan Daylesford Road (Google Maps link). Park in the open area on the corner as you turn left into Gambles Lane when travelling south. We will then travel in convoy down Gambles Lane and into the forest. Bring: Water, snacks, clean sturdy shoes, chairs and lunch. Also, a small mirror for viewing the underside of fungi caps would be useful.