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Upcoming Events

Sunday, June 5th, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Mushroom Identification with Patrick Leacock
The second of 5 workshops for the IMA in 2016.
North Park Village Nature Center

Monday, June 6th at 7:30 PM
Illinois Mycological Association monthly program:
Cool Projects for Mushroom Hunters with Michael Kuo
at Niles Historical & Cultural Center, 8970 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL
Event details on Facebook and MeetUp.

What is happening this month?

Spring has started. The morels are appearing around the region. There are other mushrooms that can be found now such as the dryad's saddle, Polyporus squamosus. Read up about mushrooms and check out various Resources and Books.

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

Mushroom Videos

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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: Hypocrea, Stereum, and Trametes. See Updates.

Highlights from other websites

Mycologists from USA and Canada are proposing fungi for the Global Fungal Red List. See the mushrooms from the April Workshop.

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Presentations in 2016 by Patrick

Presentations in 2015 by Patrick

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