Mushrooms of Cascadia, Second Edition: An Illustrated Key to the Fungi of the Pacific Northwest (Paperback)

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An illustrated key to identifying the mushrooms of the Cascadian bioregion, stretching from coastal Alaska to central California and Idaho, featuring nearly 1,100 full-color photographs and more than 3,000 species.

In this unique and comprehensive field guide, mycologist Dr. Michael Beug helps mushroom hunters of all levels navigate an often bewildering array of species by clearly identifying features that separate one cluster from another. By answering simple questions (Does the mushroom have gills? Are there upward pointing tips like coral? Is the underside smooth or veined?) and consulting the carefully chosen, full-color photos, Dr. Beug leads you step by step through the process of successfully identifying your find.

Covering gilled and non-gilled species, Chanterelles, Boletes, Amanitas, Agaricus, Psilocybe, and many, many more—and including descriptions of lookalikes and similar species—Mushrooms of Cascadia presents 3,000 species of mushrooms commonly found in the Pacific Northwest, with nearly 1,100 clarifying full-color photographs. With this invaluable guide, even beginner foragers can learn how to distinguish an edible (non-poisonous) series from a poisonous one.

Whether you're seeking hallucinogenic or medicinal varieties, or hunting mushrooms for dyeing fabric or making tonight's dinner, this exceptionally useful guide will teach you how to quickly recognize what you find in the forest.

About the Author

Michael Beug taught chemistry, mycology, and organic farming at The Evergreen State College for thirty-two years. He has been active in the North American Mycological Association and the Pacific Northwest Key Council since 1974, regularly giving mushroom workshops. Dr. Beug co-authored Ascomycete Fungi of North America and his mushroom photographs have appeared in more than eighty books and articles. He regularly writes about mushrooms in McIlvainea, The Mycophile, and Fungi Magazine and has discovered nearly 100 new mushroom species from a dozen genera.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781984863478
ISBN-10: 1984863479
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: August 20th, 2024
Pages: 352
Language: English