MYCOmmunity is one of the recipients of the 2022 Parks Victoria Volunteering Innovation Fund grant for our AddFUNgi project. If you would like to be involved please contact us via this website.

This project aims to engage already active environmental and community volunteers to build their understanding of a fascinating but largely unknown biodiversity kingdom. Despite being critical for ecosystem health and functioning, our fungi are poorly understood and often left out of ecological monitoring and citizen science. For example, many local marsupials like bandicoots depend on fungi as a source of food. In turn, such animals help to spread fungal spores which are vital mycorrhizal partners of trees. In order to better monitor and protect our ecosystems, we need to significantly build awareness and understanding of fungi.