How to Identify & Gather Wild Mushrooms and Other Fungi
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This beautifully photographed book is the ultimate field guide and mushroom authority for beginners, covering more than 450 species of edible and non-edible mushrooms from around the world. This book is packed with vital information that will help you identify mushrooms when out foraging. You’ll even learn how to identify the caps, stems and gills, which all have different physical characteristics like shape and texture, and color.
Pages feature clear photos of each mushroom accompanied by annotations and detailed descriptions. They also cover other areas of interest, including habitat and fruiting cycles. The book also includes details about poisonous species and what to look for while out foraging to stay safe. While this book isn't focused solely on edible mushrooms, it makes a great companion for the mycophile interested in learning how to identify a slew of wild fungi!
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A Good Guide
This is a great way to familiarize yourself with fungi and mushrooms. I've flipped thru a few times and can't wait to identify some new ones around the NC mountains!