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Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 20th to Sunday, Oct. 23rd: Four days of Citizen Science at The Field Museum. WeDigBio: Chicago
You will be joining museums around the world as part of a global four day effort to digitize centuries of data about life on Earth. Organisms will include algae, ferns, early land plants, insects, fishes and fossil invertebrates.

Monday, November 7th at 7:30 PM
Monthly meeting of the Illinois Mycological Association:
Fungal Infections - Case Studies in Medical Mycology with Patricia Kammeyer
at the Niles Historical & Cultural Center, Niles, Illinois
Also visit the IMA on Facebook and MeetUp.

What is happening this month?

Fall is here. The time when folks look for hen-of-the-woods and honey caps. 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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