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Upcoming Events

Monday, August 3rd at 7:30 PM, Illinois Mycological Association
Mycophagy 101: Preparation, preservation, pickling and eating wild, and not so wild, mushrooms! with Stephanie Kowalyk and Catherine Lambrecht
Location: Kendall College, 900 N. Branch St., Chicago.
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Sunday, August 9th at 1:00 to 3:00 PM.
Workshop: Mushroom Documentation 2: Collecting and Describing with Patrick Leacock
Location: North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski (Pulaski at Peterson), Chicago, IL.
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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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