Fantastic fungi art exhibition

Everyone is invited to attend the opening of the Art Exhibition, “Artistic Observations of Fungi and the Amazing World Beneath our Feet” featuring prints, painting and mixed media works by the talented students at Euroa Primay School.

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It opens this Friday May 27 at 5.30pm in the Schoolhouse building next to Euroa Primary school. Come and celebrate the visual diversity of the Fungi Kingdom as seen through the eyes of children.

Music and refreshments will accompany the exhibition which will be officially opened by Rohonda Christiannou from t he Shepparton Art Gallery.

Entry  free, no need to book.

Bring your children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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The exhibition will also be open over the weekend from 10am until 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Hands on Science and Art activity tables will be set up for young and old. Tea, coffee and scones will also be available for purchase.

Please come down and enjoy this one off inspiring and magical art event organised by the Strathbogie Ranges Conservation Management Network in partnership with Euroa Primary School.

 

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Fungi in my kitchen.

Field Mushrooms are pushing up through the warm damp earth in our paddocks after  the heavy rain on the first weekend of the Strathbogie Ranges fungi festival.

Many farmers lament the loss of the field mushrooms  they remember from their childhood. Unfortunately superphosphate kills off these fungi and most have disappeared from farmland . You will need to find un-supered pastures to collect your bucketful of mushrooms.

I gathered enough to make  mushroom soup for lunch today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Combining the Arts & Environment

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Fungi, food and theatre.

May 21st 2016 – 7.00 pm at the FlourMill Euroa. $25 per person

The YAPPERS ( Yea’s  finest thespians ) present an evening of fungi and food themed comedy  punctuated by a three course gourmet dinner prepared by the Flourmill team.

Be part of this outrageous evening  & celebrate  the unique world of fungi . Numbers are limited . Please book your tickets at the Euroa Library or by ringing  Janet Hagen 57904268 or contact Janet Forgerty direct if you have special dietary requirements theflourmillgallery@bigpond.com.image

 

 

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The Fungi – A Curious Kingdom

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Puff Ball

imageThe Strathbogie Ranges CMN Fungi Festival starts in a few days.

Join in the fun at an old time bush dance – which we are calling the Puff Ball to fit the Fungi theme . The  popular “Couch Grass” bush band will provide the music and call the dances.       Families, beginners and experienced dancers welcome.

At Violet Town Hall on Saturday May 14th 2016

HREP are supporting this event.

Starting at 5.30pm with light meal .

Bookings : Heather Thomas 0458375913 or heathert3670@gmail.com

 

 

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Rain forecast for the weekend

*Rain means clouds  which will block views of the night sky therefore the STAR GAZING evening at Terip will be postponed until  Friday 6th May ( 2nd option date)

*Rain will also stimulate fungus growth. We were getting worried that fungi would be hard to find during the Fungi Festival. May is usually the peak season for fungi foraging and if the forecasted heavy rain arrives over the weekend, it should start sprouting.

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Bookings for the first event of the festival are still open.

Fungi expert Alison Pouliot will give an informative presentation about fungi species, ecology and uses. Lunch will be supplied as part of the deal then we’ll head into the Strathbogie forest on a foraging expedition.

Saturday May 7th 2016  starting at 10.30am – finishing 4.30pm    The venue is Strathbogie Hall.

If are finding booking via Everbrite tricky please book by phone Janet Hagen 57904268 or emailing Penny   landscapeart@fernhills.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

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News from the Forest

DSCN1818There’s been a lot happening on the Strathbogie Forest front: meetings, press releases, campaign gatherings, videos, opposition to planned burns and not least a picnic two-weekends ago to celebrate this hidden gem of a forest, including some spectacular trees. For all the stories, pics, maps, goss and news, visit Our Strathbogie Forest.

 

 

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