Mushroom hunting is 90 percent luck. The other 10 percent is knowing when, where, and how to get lucky. Our seminar speaker Tom Nauman says the 90 percent is based on your karma, and he can’t help you with that. The other 10 percent is what he will discuss. Mr. Nauman’s first mushroom hunt was “in the womb” and he has continued his passion for finding the elusive morel for more than 68 years. Mr. Nauman has been featured in the New York Times, Wild Indiana Television, Outdoor Illinois Magazine, and is the founder of The Illinois State Morel Mushroom Hunting Championship. Tom is a well-known lecturer on the subject of mushrooms where he willingly shares the secrets of successful morel hunting. He also discusses the conditions necessary for morels to grow: habitat, temperature, and weather. His discussions feature videos of time-lapse morel growth and morels releasing spores. Mr. Nauman’s company, Morel Mania Inc., celebrates its 27th anniversary this year. The business provides information, activities, and mushroom themed merchandise to mushroom enthusiasts throughout the United States. Fortunately, morels are hard to confuse with anything else. Tom will show you the three key differences of what is edible and what might not be.