Workshop 5 – Research Methods

Mushroom Research Workshop (3 of 3)

Saturday, August 27th, 9:00 – 11:30 AM, with Patrick Leacock
Somme Woods [see ]
Parking location: Latitude – Longitude: 42.14 ; -87.823

All three August workshops have a similar agenda and content. Registration is required for a workshop. There is no fee. Space is limited to 15 people at each workshop. Please register for the date and location of your choice. A person can attend more than one workshop only if it is not filled with other people; list the dates in order of preference. Current IMA membership required.

Send your registration request to Patrick at

Directions: From I-94, take Dundee Road less than two miles west. The parking lot for Somme Woods is on the north side of Dundee, just east of Waukegan Road.

Both locations have long-term research plots for mushroom diversity studies. The workshops will be a combination of topics.

  • How to collect mushrooms for study and documentation.
  • How research data is obtained using long term plot studies.
  • How to identify trees and habitats.

Our video about Somme Woods research:
Our other videos:
Chicago Region research:

Handouts from workshops and for your own use: