Date of Event: September 1st
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
with lectures at 1 and 3.
Illinois Mycological Association's annual Mushroom Show (all-day) at the Chicago Botanic Garden's Regenstein Center1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe
Illinois Mycological Association Mushroom Show & Sale
The Illinois Mycological Association celebrates the richness of fall mushrooms in Illinois with an exhibit of 50 to 100 varieties of mushroom foraged from area forests. Members provide information and answer questions regarding mushrooms and fungi.
A children's education area is available, and mushrooms, books, and t-shirts will be for sale.
Tom Volk Lecture @ 1 p.m.
Did you know that your blue jeans were dyed with mushrooms and the citric acid in your cola is made of fungus too? Learn about how ubiquitous mushrooms are in your everyday life.
Tobin Fraley and Rocky Houghtby Lecture @ 3 p.m.
Mushrooms of Long Grove's Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve
Author and ecologist, Tobin Fraleyis one of the foremost experts on Long Grove's Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve.In composing his book, "36 Acres: A Portrait of the Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve.” Fraley captured thousands of photos of the site.
While Fraley is an expert on plants, he has long sought to consult a mycologist who can identify the fungi in his photos. That's why we've paired him with Rocky Houghtby! The Illinois Mycological Association is excited to announce that IMA member and mushroom identification specialist Rocky Houghtby will join Fraley on stage on September 1st at the Chicago Botanic Garden at 3 p.m.After Fraley discusses the ecology of the site, which is representative of the deciduous forest ecosystem found throughout the state, audience members will be asked to guess-the-mushroom before a positive ID and mushroom information is offered by Houghtby. This conversational style presentation between Fraley and Houghtby will be a lot of fun and will help you ID the mushrooms you find in Illinois forests.
Other activities include:
MEET THE MYCOLOGIST:
Tom Volk, Joe McFarland, Michael Kuo and Rocky Houghtby will identify specimens and answer visitors’ questions.
Mycology is the study of fungi and their use to humans as a source for medicine and food, as well as their dangers, such as poisoning or infection, and their benefits to natural ecosystems.
Art/Jewelry Show and Sale:
By popular demand, we're having a jewelry sale at the Mushroom Show on September 1st at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Mushroom jewelry artist and IMA member, Nicolette Matt of Mushroom Bloom will display her beautiful creations and demonstrate, for those who visit her table, how fungus can be turned into wearable works of art.
Visit Nicolette at the Chicago Botanic Garden to see and shop her gorgeous wearable art! Go to www.Etsy.com/shop/mushroombloom to see more!
Ceramic artist Jennifer Meeker Art is adding plenty of mushroom items to the kiln for her appearance at the Illinois Mycological Association 's Mushroom Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden on September 1st. Jennifer will be working clay at the show and demonstrating how she achieves her realistic and whimsical creations! Come meet Jennifer and take home your favorite of her one-of-a-kind works.”
Visit Jennifer’s web site here http://jennifermeekerart.com/ceramics.php