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Illinois Mushrooms [Mar. 24th, 2009|10:14 pm]
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On the way back from my recent road trip we stopped in Cahokia State Park (Cahokia, IL). The visitor's center had a little gift shop where I picked up this excellent text, published 1945:

This gem is apparently one of a series written for the Illinois State Museum. Other epic titles include "Some Plant Galls of Illinois" and "Poison-ivy and Poison-sumac" (both by Glen S. Winterringer, numbers 12 and 13 in the series, respectively).

A couple of illustrations - pardon the lack of a cut-text here, I have recently returned to LJ after a long hiatus and have forgotten how to use it properly..will remove these if requested.


I live in a state that borders on Illinois, so I think many of the fungi I encounter in the wild will probably be included in this volume.

Nothing will grow in certain parts of my yard, but I'm interested in trying to cultivate mushrooms in those areas. I have an exceptionally damp space beneath a tree. Has anyone here attempted to grow your own? Any tips to share? I think I need to go to the library.