Clifftop holding program on mushrooms

On Saturday, Nov. 17 Clifftop will present “Mushrooms/Fungi of the Bi-State Region” from 1-3 p.m. at the Monroe County Annex, 901 Illinois Avenue in Waterloo.

There are more than morels in southern Illinois. Learn about the various mushrooms and fungi in southwestern Illinois and southeastern Missouri at this much anticipated seminar.

Judi Thomas, with the Missouri Mycological Society, will cover a brief history of mushrooms/fungi on Earth, the abundance and diversity of mushrooms in the Midwest, the vital role they provide for Earth’s ecosystems as well as some medicinal benefits and commercial applications.

For more information, please see this week’s print edition.