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Over the holidays I finished the 18 family pages for the Polyporales. Currently working on family and genus pages for other orders in the Agaricomycetes. For all the content see Guide Site Map.

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 7th
Gary Alan Fine; Illinois Mycological Association at the Niles Historical & Cultural Center.
Also visit the IMA on Facebook and MeetUp.

Mushroom Videos

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Mushroom Description Pages

Building pages for the many different kinds of macro-fungi in the Chicago area. These are a few examples of species pages. There are also higher level pages from Kingdom down to genus. For example: Cantharellus, Hypocrea, Stereum, and Trametes. For all of the fungi pages see the Guide Site Map.


There are 18 Families for the Order Polyporales. I recently finished web pages for each family. The first family published here is the Polyporaceae in 1839. Jülich described many polypore families in 1981. Justo et al. added families in 2017. Check out who's who in these pages below.

Highlights from other websites

The April 2017 issue of Chicago Magazine has a feature article on Patrick: Do You Know the Mushroom Man? Also see side article: Where to Go Mushroom Hunting In and Around Chicago.

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Presentations in 2018 by Patrick

Presentations in 2017 by Patrick

Presentations in 2016 by Patrick

Presentations in 2015 by Patrick

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