May 4th Program – Forays near and far: a mycotravelogue

Presented via Zoom virtual meeting. Due to COVID-19 this event cannot be held at Niles Historical & Cultural Center. Members will receive an IMA email program announcement including how to join this meeting. For more information, please contact the Illinois Mycological Association at 847.432.8209 or

An armchair foray travelogue showing amazing mushrooms from around the world, but you don’t need to travel. There are amazing mushrooms right here at home.

Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal Fungi. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals and popular science magazines. He has served as an editor for mycological and entomological research journals, and mushroom guide books. A popular evangelizer on all things fungal, Britt has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, PBS’s NOVA and Wisconsin Foodie television programs, and in The Atlantic, Vogue, Forbes, Saveur, Women’s World, and others.
He serves as Executive Director of the Telluride Mushroom Festival. He co-authored Mushrooms and Macrofungi of Ohio and Midwestern States (The Ohio State University Press) and is the co-author of the forthcoming Amanitas of North America and The Beginner’s Guide to Mushrooms (Quarry Books), both scheduled for publication in 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Lambrecht at 847-432-8209 or

Fee: $5 for visitors. IMA annual membership is $20 for individuals and $25 for families.

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Catherine Lambrecht

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