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Hunting the snark

By Lee Belbin (Atlas of Living Australia) and Norm McKenzie (Department of Environment and Conservation, Western Australia) Mangroves are a much maligned group of trees. Yes, most of the time they do not make for a comfortable human environment. In mangroves, … Continue reading 

Deathcaps – hitchhikers rather than malicious

By Sapphire McMullan-Fisher, ALA Fungimap Project Manager The recent wet summer in Canberra led to tragic consequences when a meal mistakenly containing Deathcap mushrooms was eaten: ABC online article Canberra Times online article More information about Deathcap mushrooms can be … Continue reading 

Collecting in the Simpson Desert Day 4

Camp Day 4 (July 5th). Lat -23 .92613. Long 138.62978. Elev 70 m Time 7.19 pm. By Paul Flemons, Australian Museum Weather has been beautiful today, cool breeze now that the sun has gone down. Tip: Hover mouse over photo … Continue reading