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Tom Volk Mushroom Weekend

Cathy2 | Oct 1, 200206:21 PM

Illinois Mycological Association

Our October 4th meeting at the North Park Village Nature Center will feature a popular special guest speaker Tom Volk, known to many as an exceptionally entertaining speaker, will give a talk on "Magical Mushrooms, Mischievous Molds: the Impact of Fungi on Humans and History." We will also have forays with Tom Volk on Saturday and Sunday. Non-IMA members are welcome to attend the meeting for $5. -- New memberships will extend to December, 2003.

Prior to his talk, we will have an extended open skillet from 7 to 7:30. Rather than passing around sautéed mushrooms and toothpicks. We will have cheese pizza and cooked wild mushrooms for members to add as they wish. This will not be dinner portions of pizza but rather snack portions. So come to taste rather than dine!

Following Saturday's foray we will have a barbecue in the park. IMA will provide the hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks --- just bring a side dish, chips or dessert. Please contact Catherine Lambrecht at 847/432-8255 or to advise how many and what you will bring to avoid duplication.

Note this month's meeting will be held on Friday October 4th --- no meeting on October 7th!

October 4th (Friday) 7:00 PM at North Park Village Nature Center is located at 5801 N. Pulaski, Chicago, which is east of I-94 (Eden's Expressway) between Foster and Petersen. There's a stop light at the entrance where you will turn east and follow the signs going to the left all the way back to the meeting site. Parking is free across the driveway from the Nature Center, which has a demonstration prairie growing in front.

October 5 (Saturday) 9:00 AM at St. Mihiel Forest Preserve with Tom Volk. Take I-294, exit at 159th Street (US 6), and go west to Central Avenue and south to 167th. Or, take I-94 to I-57 to exit 346 (US 6 and 159th), west to Central and south to 167th. You will go south on Central Avenue about 1 block, and look for the parking lot on the east side of Central. Barbecue follows foray! Bring a side dish or desert, if you want.

October 6 (Sunday) 9:00 AM at Catherine Chevallier Woods with Tom Volk. Catherine Chevalier Woods is in the same general area as Schiller Woods. It lies between East River Road and the Des Plaines River Road, south of Lawrence and north of the Kennedy expressway. Bring a sandwich.

If you want maps, then please e-mail me.


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