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|Mushroom Hunting Workshop Tuesday in Galesburg
|Tuesday, March 9th from 1:00-2:30 PM and Thursday March 11 from 7:00-9:00 pm at University of Illinois Extension Knox County in Galesburg, IL will offer a seminar on morel mushroom hunting. This Four-Seasons telenet will focus on identifying various species of morels, basic biology of mushrooms, tips for finding morels and guidelines for safe hunting.
"Morel hunting is a popular spring-time event in Illinois," said Dr. Tony Bratsch, Horticulture Educator, University of Illinois. "At the first sign of spring, people all around the state put winter behind them and head to the woods in search of this unique mushroom."
This telenet will provide information that will help both new and experienced hunters alike says Bratsch, providing tips on when and where to look for this mushroom. "Morel mushrooms have a reputation for elusiveness, often plentiful in one year, and scarce the next. Sites known to regularly produce mushrooms can vary in productivity, providing a bumper crop one year or not produce at all, which relates to both environment conditions and ecology of the species."
This telenet program will cover the various types of morels and aspects of their ecology, as well as taking a look at the false morels and how to identify them. Edibility and related consumption safety issues will be a primary focus, as well as tips for a safe and successful hunt. If you are new to morel mushroom hunting and interested in learning the basics and are concerned about safety, this program is a good place to start, and it will also offer plenty of insight for the more experienced hunter as well.
"The Elusive Morel" will be held at the University of Illinois Extension Knox County office, 180 S. Soangetaha Rd., Galesburg, IL. The presentation will be via the University of Illinois telenet system and local computer PowerPoint presentations, allowing live discussion between the instructor and gardeners throughout Illinois. There is a $5.00 fee to attend the program. Call 309-342-5108 or visit http://web.extension.illinois.edu/knox/to register. Advanced registration and payment is required the day prior to the program you wish to attend.
(Knox County University of Illinois Extension)
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