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Join us for a hunt for wild mushrooms! Newbies welcome, you can learn as you go from seasoned foragers and professional mycologists.

This foray needs a leader. You don't need to know the area or be an expert, you just need to count heads and make sure no one is left behind in the woods. If you're interested contact Foray Coordinator Nessie Van Loan ( or find him at the next meeting.

Note that IMA forays happen rain or shine. Bring a bag for litter removal and something to protect yourself against ticks and mosquitoes.

IMA foray locations are not posted publicly. Please see the newsletter for directions. If you do not have a copy of the newsletter, make sure you have paid your membership dues.

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Saturday 17 August 2013, 09:00AM
Leader: NEEDED
Collecting Purpose: Scientific and Educational ONLY
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Nearest Transit: Downers Grove Metra or Pace #834 or #715.

Park in the lot and meet near the picnic tables by the interpretive center.

Last year we found many yellow chanterelles. The area is also know how harbor fragrant black trumpets (Craterellus foetidus) and many old-man-of-the-woods (Strobilomyces floccopus). Note that the Park District occasionally applies pesticides in this area, specifically Garlon (triclopyr), glyphosate, dicamba, and they have contractors that may apply other herbicides.