June 5th Program – Poisonous Mushrooms

The Poisonous Mushrooms of Northern Wisconsin

Tavis Lynch knows that mushroom hunters need to learn both the good edibles as well as the ones to avoid. We will look at the major groups of poisonous mushrooms found in the northern oak and pine forests of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. From the Destroying Angel group, to the poisonous Boletes and every group in between. These mushrooms can be found across the Upper Midwest.

Tavis is a mushroom enthusiast from northwestern Wisconsin. He has been studying wild fungi for most of his life and owns a mushroom farm that supplies local restaurants with fresh mushrooms every day. He hosts several public and private forays throughout the year and teaches mycology classes for Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College.

Niles Historical & Cultural Center is about a tenth of a mile Southeast from the Golf-Mill Shopping center. The former sheriff’s office has parking behind the building. The meeting room is on the third floor and is accessible by elevator as well as a large staircase. Restrooms are available on first and third floors. A museum volunteer will open the building for us this evening. For public transport from the city, take the Blue Line to the Jefferson Park CTA Station, from there it is 20 minutes on the PACE #270 bus to Milwaukee and Elizabeth. The museum is open to the public Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

MUSEUM TOUR: Come early for a narrated tour of the museum. The tour will begin at 6:30pm; 1 hour before our IMA meetings on all of the days we have meetings there. So, if you cannot make the tour for the next meeting, maybe you can make it for a later IMA meeting date. No worries, if you get there a little late, we will direct you to where the tour has progressed. The tour is FREE. Niles Historical and Cultural Center is a 501 (C3) non-profit, any small donations are gladly accepted. You will not be disappointed you came a little early to make time for the tour.


Niles Historical Society
8970 Milwaukee Avenue
Niles, IL 60714

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