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Guided Hike: Wild Mushrooms of Northwest Indiana

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August 24, 2019

109 W 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385

  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

There are over 1,000 species of mushrooms reported from the greater Chicago region, many of them from Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore. Join mycologist Dr. Greg Mueller on a mushroom hunt at Cowles Bog. Greg is Chief Scientist and Negaunee Foundation Vice President for Science at the Chicago Botanic Garden and has been studying the fungi of the Indiana Dunes for over 30 years.

There is a limit of 15 participants for each hike.

There is a registration fee of $25 per person for each hike. This helps to support our mission and make the hike series possible.

Registration and payment must be made in advance. For more information, email Sarah at or call 219-242-8558.