Palos Heights Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Nature Walk with Mycologist at 5:30 p.m.

Monday, July 8th
Lake Katherine Nature Center in Palos Heights
Mushroom walk at 5:30 p.m.
Program at 7:30 p.m.

Topic: Wood-rotters, Polypores and Other Bracket Fungi

In our Chicago Region, half of the mushrooms and other macro-fungi are wood decomposers. Patrick Leacock, Adjunct Curator of mycology at the Field Museum, will introduce us to these mushrooms and brackets, which have gills, pores, teeth and other types of undersides. Images and actual specimens will demonstrate identification features for common polypores and similar bracket fungi. The mushroom walk before the program will include some tips on tree identification as we look for wood rot fungi.

Please note that this lecture is NOT at our usual location. This one will be held in Palos Heights and will feature a 5:30 p.m. mushroom walk prior to the 7:30 p.m. lecture.

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  • Deanna

    My apologizes for missing tonight, even though I RSVP'd. My family learned of a death of a friend's mother. I'm sorry that I didn't communicate this earlier.
    I hope the hike and discussion went well and look forward to joining you all again sometime...

    July 8, 2013

    • rebecca

      So sorry for your loss. Life is precious. We'll see you next time.

      1 · July 8, 2013

    • Nessie

      No need to apologize. We'll see you at another event.

      1 · July 9, 2013

  • Joshua S.

    I am here, can someone tell me where the walk begins?

    July 8, 2013

  • Deanna

    Bringing my two youngest and they're really excited to learn (me too)!!!

    2 · June 30, 2013

    • rebecca

      That's great. They can play with Prairie, my 6-year old.

      1 · July 6, 2013

  • Joshua S.

    Can anyone tell me what the cost is for the foray and lecture? Thank you!

    July 6, 2013

    • rebecca and open to the public. Please join us!

      2 · July 6, 2013

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