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Introduction to Mushroom ID

Introduction to Mushroom ID

Thursday, August 04

6 PM - 7 PM



This event requires registration.

Registration is open.

Important: Registration closes at 12:00AM CST the day of the program. Please register before then to reserve your spot. 

Available seats: 488


Healthy Hedges
Although DNA testing is the only way to tell with complete and absolute certainty what mushroom you have found, in this class you will learn the basics of mushroom identification. In addition to becoming more familiar with the major mushroom groups from a morphological standpoint you will also learn the basic characteristics of fungi including cap and stipe features, how to use a key, make a spore print and more!

Wild Mushrooms are something Hunter Le Duc has been interested in since her first foray as a little girl. She was always fascinated by how unusual and diverse the mushrooms were that her father, one of the founding members of the Illinois Mycological Association, would bring home and present to her mother to cook .   As a young adult the culinary pull of mushroom's drew her back in and once again awakened her to the seemingly endless diversity of mushrooms in Northern Illinois and the rest of the world.   In addition to being a member of a handful of Mycological Societies Hunter is certified as a Wild Mushroom Expert by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

FREE but must register to attend.

Enjoy free programs every first and third Thursday evening. Engage in hands-on programs and expand your curiosity.

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A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants no later than one hour prior to the start of the program. 

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Guest Speaker

April Vaos