2012 Illinois Hen Of The Woods Foray

Info And Registration


Fall Member Foray

80 pounds of fresh mushrooms from September of 2010!

Info And Registration

This event will fill quickly, register today!

September 14th-16th, 2012

Kids under 10 are FREE!

Where:   To be held near Galena, Illinois!

When:   Friday Night September 14th Saturday 15th, and Sunday 16th, 2012

     Come and join Chris Matherly and Levena,  in Illinois for the 2012 Morel Mushroom Hunting Club's Fourth Hen Of The Woods Member Foray. If you have followed this site, then you have seen photos posted for the past 2 years of these beautiful mushrooms that they have found there in Indiana! Last year alone I found more than 100 total rosette's of this beautiful mushroom!    This is a once in a lifetime opportunity so make sure you register immediately, as it will be on a first come first served basis, and limited to the first 15 registrants.

Above photo from the 2009 Hens Foray in Minnesota!

Photos By: Hugh Urban, Ohio 2005

The Food: (The meal alone would go for upwards of $75 per plate in a nice restaurant)

We first start off with a delicious appetizer- Stuffed Jalapeņos, with morels, cream cheese, bacon bits, and ramps or wild onions.

Then, we have a side-dish of a wild edible plant such as Poke or Nettles, something very unique and delicious.

Wild Mushroom Soup- This is my specialty, many have told me "this is literally the best soup I've ever  had!"

Grilled steak, topped with mushroom sauce and finally...

Mushroom alfredo pasta! (Sometimes topped with fiddleheads)


What is included?

* Friday Night Meet and Chat at the Park Office.

* 1 1/2- Days of guided Mushroom hunting.

* Lunch and drinks for Day One.

* A very nice Morel Club T-Shirt (Hen Of The Woods).

* A DVD movie of our foray and events.

* A Mushroom presentation by Chris Matherly on Saturday Eve, questions and answers/ slideshow, snacks!

* And best of all- A Steak and Mushroom Cooked-Out Feast! with A Sampling of one of Chris' Unique Pasta/ Fettuccini Alfredo and Maitake Recipe on Sunday. Also we will have Hen Of The Woods Herbal Tea. This is a medicinal and very health oriented mushroom!

* Assistance with Camping/ Park Lodging/ or finding a Hotel.

Email me if you have any interest in this event.



Above photo taken from the 2009 Hen Of The Woods Foray! A True "Sheepshead"!

Where:   To be held near Galena, Illinois!

When:   Friday Night September 14th Saturday 15th, and Sunday 16th, 2012

Deadline for registration: September 1st, 2012 (full payment must be received by this date)


One Person Single- $190.00

Pay $50 deposit for now if you like!

Update!!! Drastically reduced price for remaining spots to fill! $115 per person or less if more is in your party!



Call me to register- 478-318-2794

Prices: (Covers costs of facility rentals/ food/ T-Shirts/ DVD's)

Requirements: Simply be a current member of the Morel Mushroom Hunting Club-

The pasta dish from the 2009 foray!

If you want to attend and are not a member yet, simply click the button below, fill out the join form, and I will immediately process your membership. Then come back to this page and make your payment below through Paypal, and you are registered! If mailing in a check, you will need to email me, and I will call you and get details over the phone! See you in the WOODS!


I must have your telephone number so that I can call you.

Questions? You can call me on my cell at (478) 318-2794, or email me.

This event will book rapidly so I urge you to not delay and register now!