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Upcoming Events

Monday, June 1st at 7:30 PM, Illinois Mycological Association
Glory and consequences (often yummy) when fungi battle for wood. with Jonathan Schilling, University of Minnesota.
Location: Kendall College, 900 N. Branch St., Chicago.
Event on Facebook and MeetUp

What is happening this month?

Mapping for Morels and False Morels.

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

Mushroom Videos

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. For example: Stereum and Trametes.

Highlights from other websites

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

Presentations in 2015 for Patrick


mycoguide at gmail dot com.