Prairie States Mushroom Club

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This site was last edited on: March 1st, 2015.

PSMC 2015 Foray Schedule

We have not scheduled any forays yet this year. There will be some coming soon.

We do however, have some upcoming events.

Join us Thursday, March 12th for Prairie Preview, "The Importance of Native Prairie". This free educational program by Bur Oak Land Trust (formerly the Johnson County Land Trust), will be held at The Celebration Farm, 4696 Robin Wood Lane NE, just off Highway 1 north of Iowa City. Doors open at 6:30 and the main program starts at 7:30. There will be 35 to 40 exhibits featuring a variety of environmental entities. Get there early and stop in at the PSMC booth to say Hi.

March 21st we will have our annual banquet, at the Iowa Arboretum near Boone, from 6 - 9 pm. The Iowa Arboretum is located at 1875 Peach Avenue Madrid, Iowa. Contact Jennifer Knox at (718-490-3749) with any questions related to the banquet.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own beverages including beer and wine. The price is $30 per person. Seating is very limited. RSVP by March 16 to Payment instructions accompany email reservation confirmation.

The Menu (Subject to change)
Puffball powder biscuit with fried royal trumpet flakes
Hen of the woods and chicken liver ravioli
Enoki sushi
Fish stew with honey mushrooms
Roasted fresh lion's mane, cauliflower and currants served with spring lamb sausage from Story City Locker
Buche de Printemps with candy cap-dusted merengueshrooms from Arcadia Bakery
A special wild mushroom surprise from the Des Moines Cheese Shop

Along with the feast, PSMC member Dave Layton will give a brief informal talk, "Finding and IDing Iowa Edibles." The evening will be capped off by a musical performance by PSMC member Michael Ching.

If you are interested in staying active in the outdoors during the winter, here is a link to a hiking group: Iowa Corn Desert Hiking Group.

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There are HUNDREDS of top quality fungi photos here organized into several galleries. Enjoy!