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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 3rd at 7:30 PM
Illinois Mycological Association monthly program:
Diptera Strangelove with Britt Bunyard
at Niles Historical Center, 8970 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL
Event details on Facebook and MeetUp.

What is happening this month?

Spring is starting. The morels are popping in the south. There are a few other mushrooms that can be found this early such as the black urn, Urnula. Get yourself ready -- read up about mushrooms and check out various Resources and Books. The forays start in April!

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

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

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Presentations in 2016 by Patrick

Presentations in 2015 by Patrick

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