Prairie States Mushroom Club

Prairie States Mushroom Club Foray Schedule 2018

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May 5th, Wickiup Learning Center, Linn Co. Iowa

To see photos from this foray, click here.

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June 2nd, Pin Oak Lodge, near Chariton in Lucas County.

To see photos from this foray, click here.

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June 23rd, Indian Creek Nature Center, near Cedar Rapids in Linn County.
We have had plenty of rain and warm temperatures the past few weeks, so we expected lots of mushrooms to be present at Indian Creek. We were not disappointed, and found mushrooms most places we looked. Along the creek bottom, every other tree was loaded with either Yellow Oysters or Tree ears, like these:

Damien found this large Volvariella bombycina next to the path. They are not common, but we seem to find at least one every year.

We found a different set of mushrooms in the upland forest. Here we see Sarah (kneeling) pointing out features of a mushroom to some of the foray participants.

Just down the path a bit on some conifer logs, we found several Plums and Custard mushrooms (Tricholomopsis rutilans). Despite their delicious sounding name, these mushrooms are considered a poor edible.

To see additional photos from this foray, click here.

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Saturday, Sept 1, 10:00 am - noon, Maquoketa Caves State Park, Jackson County.
Directions: TBD

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Saturday, Sept. 29, 10:00 am - noon, Big Grove Preserve, Johnson Co.
Directions: TBD

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Saturday, Oct. 6th, 10:00 am - noon, Eden Valley Park, Clinton County.
Directions: TBD

This will be the site of our annual meeting, conducted after the foray. Club members should make every effort to attend the foray/meeting.

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For more information about foray times, contact Dean Abel PSMC President, 319-354-3510, email dean-abel@uiowa.edu

In the past, Prairie States Mushroom Club has had some short notice unscheduled forays with a notice sent out by e-mail. The majority of our members have e-mail but there are a few that do not. For those that would like to be informed of any unscheduled forays not published in the newsletter please let me know and I will try to leave a phone message for you. Roger Heidt, PSMC Treasurer and Membership, 319-573-4795.

If you have a favorite mushroom hunting place where you'd like to have a foray, please let me know.
Glen Schwartz, PSMC Secretary, 319-393-7705, GlenASchwartz@gmail.com



Photo by Glen Schwartz