Vermilion waxcap/ Hygrocybe miniata

Meeting Mushrooms in the Wild: 12 NZ species

For most of us, mushrooms are the most familiar type of fungi, but not all fungi produce mushrooms. Of the estimated 5 million species of fungi, about 14,000 produce mushrooms. New Zealand has a fascinating mix of native, endemic and introduced fungi. With a bit of practice, patience, and a sharp eye, these species are only a foray away.

Wonders of the Winter Sky This Month: July

Learn about the wonderful celestial objects you can observe in the night sky in July!

Challenging climate change: why do we care?

Since the two of us were children, climate change and the destruction of our natural world have been in the collective psyche...

Geography and obesity: what’s the connection?

While you might not know it, geography and health are closely linked! Where you are born, live, work or even go to...