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Phantasmagorical – time to make friends with fungi

There’s a little known Australian produced feature film – THE KINGDOM* – about fungi that is a real eye-opener for those of us who don’t know much about this incredible species that exists in a kingdom all of its own.  Neither plant nor animal, it is no exaggeration to say, that we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for fungi – yet they receive little attention, let alone respect. 

Munibung Hill has at least 25 varieties of fungi (check out the website gallery). We hope to get a better appreciation of them in 2020, including the practice known as fungal lore, as it relates to the lives of indigenous people.

Unitl then, here are some fungal facts for your next trivia night from The Australian Botanic Garden Mt Annan..

* a Smith&Nasht film