Beneath the Surface

fungi, slime moulds and the wood wide web

9am-4pm, Tuesday 7 September 2021
Westbury Function Centre, 21 Franklin Street, Westbury
(Off-street parking is available at the Recreation Ground)

Beneath the surface celebrates the diversity of all organisms and the roles they play in the environment. The main display comprises sixteen panels with photographs and text covering fungi, bryophytes (mosses and liverworts), mammals, birds, ferns, flowering plants, slime moulds, insects, spiders, lichens, invertebrates, soil, threatened fauna, threatened flora, threats to biodiversity and the things we need to do to preserve it.

What's where and why?

Westbury is a stronghold for the common Masked Lapwing and vulnerable Eastern-barred Bandicoot. During short walks in the local area we will talk about what occurs where and why. Everyone can play a part in encouraging native animals to their gardens.

going ... going ... GONE what is a threatened species?

9.30am and 10.30am—Two hands-on workshops for school years 4 to 7 will explore the theme 'What is a threatened species'. (Fully Booked)

2pm Talk "Beneath the Surface"

2pm — Illustrated talk and discussion focussing on the important roles fungi and slime moulds play in the environment. New research has opened our eyes to the extensive communication networks between myriad different organisms in the soil.

For more information please contact Sarah Lloyd Phone: 6396 1380

National Threatened Species Day is held on the 7 September each year to commemorate the death of the last thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) in captivity.

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