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Mycena haematopus parasitized by Spinellus fusiger
Jack-O-Lantern
Elm Oyster Gills (Hypizygus ulmarius)
False Turkey Tail
Cyathus striatus
Tree Volvariella (Volvariella bomycina)
Angel Wings
Honey of a Mourning
Armillaria mellea, Honey Mushroom
Entoloma arbortivum, Shrimp of the Woods
Galerina marginata
Tricholoma aurantium
Tricia varia
Coprinopsis lagopus
Chroogumphus ochraceus
Craterellus tubaeformis
Toad Stool
Zombie Ant (Ophiocordycepts sp.)
Honey Bear Tree
Mount Mushmore
Dodged a bullet!
Coprinopsis variegata
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Mycena haematopus parasitized by Spinellus fusiger
Mycena haematopus parasitized by Spinellus fusiger
Jack-O-Lantern
Jack-O-Lantern
Elm Oyster Gills (Hypizygus ulmarius)
Elm Oyster Gills (Hypizygus ulmarius)
False Turkey Tail
False Turkey Tail
Cyathus striatus
Cyathus striatus
Tree Volvariella (Volvariella bomycina)
Tree Volvariella (Volvariella bomycina)
Angel Wings
Angel Wings
Honey of a Mourning
Honey of a Mourning
Armillaria mellea, Honey Mushroom
Armillaria mellea, Honey Mushroom
Entoloma arbortivum, Shrimp of the Woods
Entoloma arbortivum, Shrimp of the Woods
Galerina marginata
Galerina marginata
Tricholoma aurantium
Tricholoma aurantium
Tricia varia
Tricia varia
Coprinopsis lagopus
Coprinopsis lagopus
Chroogumphus ochraceus
Chroogumphus ochraceus
Craterellus tubaeformis
Craterellus tubaeformis
Toad Stool
Toad Stool
Zombie Ant (Ophiocordycepts sp.)
Zombie Ant (Ophiocordycepts sp.)
Honey Bear Tree
Honey Bear Tree
Mount Mushmore
Mount Mushmore
Dodged a bullet!
Dodged a bullet!
Coprinopsis variegata
Coprinopsis variegata
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Winners from last year’s MMS Photo Contest
(see our Photo Galleries page for more contest winners from previous years)

Local mushroom guidebook: new 2nd edition available

A 2nd edition of a popular local field guide Mushrooms of the Upper Midwest, has been recently released. The co-authors, Teresa Marrone and Kathy Yerich are long-time MMS members. This book is popular with local foragers, especially those just starting to learn about mushrooms and how to identify them.  The book organizes mushrooms by shape and color instead of by genus and species, as is typical with many guidebooks. This way one can find mushrooms by visual characteristics instead of by name. The Top Edibles and Top Toxics sections provide a quick reference to these important categories. The book is also small enough to fit in your back pocket when out in the field!

The 2nd edition includes the following improvements:

  • 75 new species added
  • Scientific names updated – as mycologists learn more about how a species evolved, its classification and therefore scientific name may be changed
  • Improved binder to better withstand field use
  • A Kindle version of this edition is also available for use offline on your mobile device when in the woods

Where can you get your copy? You can order it online now at Amazon, or purchase one at any MMS meeting. Kathy Yerick will be presenting the book and talk about the updating process for the 2nd edition at our 2020 March 9 meeting.