STERLING, Ill.-Please join University of Illinois Extension, Carroll, Lee and Whiteside Counties for a fascinating presentation by Dr. Andrew Miller, on the Mushrooms of Illinois, Wednesday October 7 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. for an online webinar presented via Zoom.

Dr. Miller will discuss the large variety of fungi that occur throughout Illinois.  The major groups of macrofungi will be presented including several edible and poisonous mushrooms.

Dr. Andrew Miller is a research professor and serves as the Director of the Herbarium at the Illinois Natural History Survey at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  A native of Illinois, Miller began his formal education in mycology (the study of fungi) under the tutelage of Dr. Andrew Methven at Eastern Illinois University and completed his doctoral degree at The Field Museum in Chicago, IL.  

Miller has traveled extensively throughout the world collecting and describing fungi, documenting their biodiversity, and studying their evolutionary relationships.  An expert on both large macrofungi and small microfungi, he has described over 100 species of fungi new to science.  Andrew has published over 120 scientific and popular papers on fungi and has given numerous lectures and workshops to a variety of organizations on the diversity and importance of fungi.

Register online to attend at:go.illinois.edu/mushroom. For more information contact Mary Nelson, University of Illinois Extension Ag and Natural Resources program coordinator, at mnelsn25@illinois.edu.