Cameron Russell – Wild Mushroom Expert

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Mushroom tour guide Cameron Russell said “shrooming” or “mushroom hunting” is no new craze.“Victoria probably has the most amount of mushroom tours anywhere in the world,” he said. In fact, he’s had people attend his tours then start their own as demand for information on fungus has flourished. Mr Russell — who has spent more than 2500 hours searching for mushies to the point he can spot clusters while driving at 100km/h — will take hundreds of enthusiasts through forests at the Mornington Peninsula this season in search of edible treats. Now he’s working on reforesting an area of 27 acres to create a series of micro environments that will become home to many animals, plants, trees and fungi.

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