This is a handy little pocket guide. It covers the most familiar, and generally desireable mushrooms or interesting North American mushrooms. A good color photograph and simple descriptions accompany each of the 158 mushrooms featured in this guide. Not bad for $11 or so…
From the publisher:
The National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Mushrooms is filled with distinct descriptions and detailed color photographs yet is compact enough to easily slip into the back pocket when on a mushroom-hunting excursion. This streamlined volume contains; an easy-to-use field guide identifying 80 familiar North American mushrooms, an outline of identifying mushrooms characteristics, the basics of when and where to look for mushrooms and certain distinguishing qualities of poisonous mushrooms.
This pocket guide is teeming with information on this class of fungi; full-color photographs and descriptive line drawings, engaging mushroom lore on each individual mushroom species, specific identifying mushroom features, notes and warnings on each species’ edibility and their poisonous lookalike counter-parts, geographical information and a guide to various mushroom family traits.
Whether you are mushroom-hunting to photograph and paint them, studying them scientifically, gathering then for culinary purposes or just for the rewarding experience in itself, the National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Mushrooms is a handy reference guide to have by your side.
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Knopf (July 21, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0679729844
- ISBN-13: 978-0679729846