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


Mushrooms of the Midwest and America

mushroom close-up.

See Guide: the plan for this website.

Featured in the News

Greg Mueller, colleague at the Chicago Botanic Garden, article on National Geographic: The Next New Species Could be in Your Backyard: Why Exploration and Discovery Matter – Everywhere

Mushroom Videos

MycoGuide YouTube Channel

Current project: Mushroom Description Pages

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.

What is happening this month?

Get a Checklist of the most common fungi. Add to our knowledge of what mushrooms can be found during the winter.

Monday, March 2nd, 7:30 PM, will be the next public program by the Illinois Mycological Association.

Speaking engagements in 2015 for Patrick

mycoguide at gmail dot com.