Patrick R. Leacock, Ph.D.
Mycologist and Botanist
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.


Mushrooms of the Midwest and America

mushroom close-up.

See Guide: the plan for this website.

Next Presentation

3 November 2014 at 7:30 pm
Become a Citizen Scientist
We are pleased to feature Dr. Patrick Leacock, Adjunct Curator at the Field Museum and IMA member, as he discusses the roles past and present of club members in contributing to our growing knowledge of the Chicago Region's fungi.
Illinois Mycological Association
Location: Kendall College, 900 N. Branch St., Chicago

Mushroom Videos

Featured video: Why you should join your local mushroom club!

On the Trail of Mushrooms, MycoGuide YouTube Channel

  1. Morels and False Morels, Spring 2014

Current project: Mushroom Description Pages

Newest record for Chicago is Perenniporia fraxinea !

Starting to build pages for the 1200 different kinds of macro-fungi in the Chicago area. These are the first species pages. There are also higher level pages from Kingdom down to genus.

Did you know the jelly fungi are found in 4 different groups?

What is happening this month?

Get a Checklist of the most common fungi.

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