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The essential mushroom foraging book for beginners
Considering taking up mushroom hunting? You are going to want some essential information before you start identifying fungi! Find everything you need in this foraging book for beginners, including expert tips on equipment, foraging techniques, sustainable harvesting, and what to do with your bounty. The easy-to-follow format and clear visuals make this the ideal mushroom field guide to bring along as you start hunting!
- Mushrooms 101—A mini-mycology lesson for beginners builds your confidence, explaining basics like types of mushrooms, mushroom anatomy, and key "Fungi Facts."
- Mushroom Identification—Learn how to identify thirty of the most common wild mushrooms in North America, plus five highly toxic mushrooms every forager needs to watch out for.
- Mushroom chart by season and region— Know which species to look for and when, whether you are foraging mushrooms in the Northeast, Northwest, or anywhere in the country.
The Beginner's Guide to Safely Foraging for Wild Mushrooms will have you mushrooming with confidence!
About the Author
KAREN STEPHENSON is a writer, researcher, wild food recipe developer, and expert wild food educator. She’s a certified Master Naturalist, Chartered Herbalist, and certified nutritionist.
"As a scientist, clear, concise communication is extremely important to me which is why I love Karen's book. She gives the all necessary details a novice needs to begin foraging wild amazing mushrooms on their own. My favorite bit is her inclusion of specifically when to seek these fungi in different parts of North America. This will save people time, effort, and frustration." — Dr. Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen, author of Outdoor Adventures Guide Foraging, creator of www.foragingtexas.com, Ph.D. chemist
"This book is colorful and eye-catching! I love the breakout boxes of interesting tips and all the important safety guidelines. As a beginner, it gives you everything you need to know to safely forage mushrooms, from equipment to where and how to forage. An excellent guide to slip in your pack and get out there and forage!" —Sharon Chapman, aromatherapist, herbalist, editor, author, owner of SedonaAromatics.com