Wednesday, 4 May 2022


Shellharbour City Council will host ecologist and photographer Alison Pouliot as part of the ‘Nature Talks in the Library’ series this May.

In this presentation Alison will share stories of her travels and experiences in search of marvellous and mysterious fungi. She will also share thoughts about the recent global interest in these curious organisms.

Alison has turned up mushrooms in surprising and unexpected places from Australia’s central deserts to Iceland’s glaciers. Participants will learn about her work with scientists and artists, conservationists and Indigenous people to advocate their conservation and understanding.

The talk will be hosted at the Shellharbour Civic Centre on Wednesday 11 May at 6pm. It is suitable for adults and children eight years and over.

The ‘Nature Talks’ program is coordinated by Shellharbour City Council’s Libraries and Environment teams.

These free monthly events, designed for adults and older children, showcase presenters involved in environmental conservation and research, nature photography and wildlife care.

Shellharbour City Mayor Chris Homer said the event was a great opportunity for people to learn more about the environment and its incredible features.

“I encourage everyone to register for these sessions. Fungi is a fascinating feature in our environment and has been sighted throughout the Illawarra and Australia,” he said.

To register visit:

Media enquiries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008

Last updated : Thu 5 May 2022