Prairie States Mushroom Club

Prairie States Mushroom Club Foray Schedule 2017

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May 6th, Wickiup Learning Center, Linn Co. Iowa
We had perfect weather and a large crowd ready to hunt the elusive morel. PSMC member Marty gave a brief Power Point Presentation in the learning center before we headed into the woods. The woods had been picked over many times in the previous few weeks, and yet there were enough morels still around that most of us were able to find a few.

Do you see any morels? I can't find them!

Hey. Someone said they found morels. Where are they?

That's not a morel, but it is edible.

Finally a morel!

Now that we have fond one, we need to take it's picture.

To see additional photos from this foray, click here.

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June 10th, Macbride State Park, Johnson Co. Iowa

To see photos from this foray, click here.

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Saturday, July 22nd, 10an - noon, Squire's Point, Johnson Co. Iowa.

Directions:
Squire's Point is on the west side of Coralville Lake, between Iowa City and North Liberty. From Iowa City, exit I80 at Dubuque Street and go 3.4 miles north to Peterson Place Road. Turn right to enter the park.

Squire's Point is a long-time favorite mushroom hunting ground for the mushroom club. Expect plenty of mushrooms and boletes and a fairly open under-story.

To see additional information on this park, click here.

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Saturday, August 26th, 10am - noon, Brown's Woods, Polk Co. Iowa.

Directions:
Brown's Woods is in the West Des Moines, just south and west of Des Moines. From I235, exit at 63rd St (Hwy 28) and go 3.5 miles south. Turn right onto Veterans Parkway and go southwest 0.2 miles. Turn right on to Brown's Woods Drive and go north 0.2 miles. Turn right again to enter the parking lot at the extreme southeast corner of Brown's Woods.

The mushroom club has not been to Brown's Woods for several years. It was always a productive location in the past, but we were always there late in the fall. It will be interesting to see if it there are good things to find in August in this mature woods.

To see additional information on this park, click here.

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Saturday, September 9th, 10am - noon, Wildcat Den State Park, Muscatine Co. Iowa.

Details to follow...

To see additional information on this park, click here.

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For more information about foray times, contact Dean Abel PSMC Secretary, 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 President, 319-393-7705, GlenASchwartz@gmail.com



Photo by Glen Schwartz