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Mycoflora of Indiana

Main Project Information
Goal Document the biodiversity of mushrooms in Indiana.
Task Collect specimens of mushrooms.
Where Indiana, United States of America

As a part of the North American Mycoflora Project, the Hoosier Mushroom Society is setting out to document all of the macrofungi (mushrooms) that exist in Indiana and it needs your help. You can make a significant contribution to knowledge of Indiana mushrooms by simply collecting and drying any mushrooms that you may see. These collections will allow the project organizers to look at the DNA of these specimens, providing a level of knowledge on Indiana fungi that is unparalleled in any other region.

Participation is easy. When you see a mushroom, take some pictures on your cell phone, upload them to iNaturalist, and dry the specimen in a food dehydrator or fan until it is cracker dry (usually 1-2 days). Put the dry specimen in a bag with the iNaturalist number and you are done.

How to Join

Contact the Hoosier Mushroom Society at You can participate any time by simply collecting and drying specimens of mushrooms from Indiana.

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Ideal Age Group Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Per month
Average Time An hour or so
Tags indiana, indiana mushrooms, mushrooms, mushrooms of indiana, mycoflora, mycoflora of indiana, north american mycoflora project
Project Updated 05/23/2018