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This site was last edited on: June 8th, 2019 .
Check the 'Forays' page for details of upcoming forays.
June 29th, 10 am - noon, Swiss Valley Park near Dubuque
July 20th, 10:00 am - noon, Identifying Iowa's Fungi, Ryerson's Woods, Iowa City.
Sept 7th, Rodger's Park, Benton County.
Oct 6th, Sunday, 1-3pm, "Celebration Barn" near Solon
Foray times and driving details to be posted soon. Note that there will be more forays scheduled.
Special Educational Series:
Sarah is teaching mushroom-themed classes for Iowa City Parks and Rec this year. General attendance requires registration and a $12 fee, but mushroom club members are encouraged to participate freely as volunteers.
August 17th: Hickory Hill Park - South Shelter
August 31st: Kent Park - Youth Group Camp (courtesy of Johnson Co. Conservation)
September 14th: Big Grove Preserve (courtesy of Bur Oak Land Trust)
September 28th: Ryerson's Woods
October 12th: Turkey Creek Preserve (courtesy of Bur Oak Land Trust)
October 26th: Terry Trueblood Recreation Area - Pergola
We have exciting news! We are finally getting some results of the DNA of up to 100 mushrooms we sent in for sequencing. We are targeting mushrooms found in this area that have never been sequenced before. You can be part of this on-going effort by joining us on forays.
To see a list of the mushrooms we are sequencing, click here.
- Check out our photo pages at:
There are HUNDREDS of top quality fungi photos here organized into several galleries. Enjoy!