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Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 4th, Chicago Botanic Garden
Annual Mushroom Show of the Illinois Mycological Association with guest mycologist Alan Rockefeller
Event details on Facebook and MeetUp.

Tuesday, September 6th at 7:30 PM
Monthly meeting of the Illinois Mycological Association:
Advanced Mushroom Identification with Alan Rockefeller
at the Niles Historical & Cultural Center, Niles, Illinois
Event details on Facebook and MeetUp.

What is happening this month?

Summer is here. The chanterelles have started. The boletes and other mushrooms can be found in the woods. 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

Building 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: Cantharellus, 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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