Field collecting was limited during the pandemic. Very few trips were made in the local area and only one to three persons together. Working at home involved data processing of collections and observations in order to transfer records for specimens accessioned to the herbarium.
Illinois Mycological Association
Patrick continued as Scientific Advisor for the Illinois Mycological Association. The club switched from public program meetings once per month to online Zoom speaker presentations twice per month. Patrick has done several of these presentations. There were no club forays in 2020. IMA members continue to post photo observations to iNaturalist.org.
Wisconsin Fungal Research
Patrick joined a few friends and colleagues for the yearly Northwoods trip to northwestern Wisconsin in the fall and made collections of rare and unknown macro-fungi.