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Currently working on the 18 family pages for the Polyporales. For all the content see Guide Site Map.

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 5th
Illinois Mycological Association program at the Niles Historical & Cultural Center, Niles, Illinois
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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 examples of the first 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 21 Orders for the Class Agaricomycetes (the mushroom forming fungi). Half of these groups were described after the start of DNA analysis, many of them within the last ten years, as multigene methods improved. 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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