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Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 6th at 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Annual Mushroom Show at Chicago Botanic Garden
Fresh mushrooms on display! Bring the whole family! We will have several speakers including:

  • Greg Mueller on Ecology of Fungi
  • Michael Kuo on Mushroom Identification
  • Rocky Houghtby on Mushroom Photography
  • Patrick Leacock on Midwest Mushrooms
Event details on Facebook and MeetUp

Tuesday, September 8th at 7:30 PM, Illinois Mycological Association
Seeing Fungi Being with Peter McCoy of Radical Mycology
Location: Kendall College, 900 N. Branch St., Chicago.
Event details on Facebook

What is happening this month?

Participate in Citizen Science: Somme Woods Project, mushrooms of oak woods, Video Introduction.

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 by Patrick


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