Sunday, September 1, 2019
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
What’s in a name?
Gene trees can identify species needing taxonomic revision.
How to know edible and notable wild mushrooms (and their look-alikes)
Britt A. Bunyard, PhD
Seven deadly sins committed by Fungi
A keynote address by Tom Volk, Ph.D.
The Illinois Mycological Association celebrates the richness of fall mushrooms in Illinois with an exhibition of 50 to 100 varieties of mushroom foraged from area forests. Members provide information and answer questions about mushrooms and fungi. Explore the children's education area and shop for mushrooms, books, and T-shirts at the show. Mycology is the study of fungi that explores how humans use them as a source for medicine and food; what dangers they may pose, such as poisoning or infection; and their benefits to natural ecosystems.