• Inside the Lincoln Sitting Room

    Lincoln Home

    National Historic Site Illinois

Mushrooms and Other Fungi

Nature and Science

White Fiber Head

Mushrooms such as the Firm Russula (Russula compacta) and White Fiber Head (Inocybe geophylla) are two examples of mushrooms found at Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Constant foot traffic and maintenance activities on the site often disturb the life cycle of these and other species in the park.

Did You Know?

Potrait of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass said Lincoln was "the first great man that I talked with in the United States freely, who in no single instance reminded me of the difference between himself and myself, of the difference of color." Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois