Spring Mushroom Foray in the Illinois Valley CANCELLED

This course has been canceled due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Click “Add to cart “ to register for this field course. Scroll down for course details.

Instructor: Mike Potts
Date: Saturday, May 9
Location: Illinois Valley meeting place to be announced
Tuition: $70

Naturalist Certificate Credits: 8 hrs.



Cancelled due to Covid-19. Please stay tuned for future programming.

Learn all about spring-fruiting fungi: the edible, nonedible and toxic. This course provides the basics on local species, along with expert field guidance and identification from our instructor. In a brief classroom introduction, he’ll share visuals, recommend some field guides, and tell us about rare species he has encountered in the field. He’ll also talk about spore prints as a method of identifying mushrooms. We’ll then carpool to field sites for the afternoon.