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Jeremy Hegge

Who is Jeremy Hegge? Jeremy Hegge (he/him) has been actively learning about fungi for years. 

For the past two years, he has been involved in more than 30 mushroom walks in the Naarm/Melbourne area. He has collaborated with others in leading these walks and has also led walks for Moorabool Mushroom Festival, La Trobe University Botany Society and the Friends of Royal Park.

Jeremy adopts a slow and researched approach to identification with a strong focus on understanding taxonomy and an interest in global foraging practices. Through this approach he has eaten dozens of mushroom species, many of which are not commonly consumed. 

Many local species do not yet have names and becoming involved in their documentation as a citizen scientist is an important and exciting aspect for him. He also has a passion for fungi photography.

Jeremy is a qualified Horticulturalist. He previously specialised in the revegetation of indigenous grassland and woodland flora in urban spaces.