Mushroom Exhibit

If you’re near the ACES Library on campus, stop by and see the mushroom exhibit. The fungi are from the mycological collections of the Illinois Natural History Survey.

WeDigBio 2018



We are gearing up for our citizen science event, WeDigBio 2018. The event will be held October 19-20. Watch for more details in the coming weeks and for information on how to sign up.

Donation of vascular plants by Mark Basinger

We recently received a large donation of vascular plants from Mark Basinger.  So far this includes material collected in Hawaii, Alaska, the Carolinas, Alabama, Georgia, West Virginia as well as Illinois. As I’ve been accessioning them into our herbarium, I’ve been enjoying the added diversity of what we currently have in our collection and the unique qualities of each pressed plant. Normally, I don’t get the chance to mount and accession material so I’m enjoying this chance to really look at this material. This is one of my favorites from this week. Sabatia campanulata (L.) Torrey, a member of the Gentian family, collected in North Carolina.