The Mushroom Identifier commences with an introduction detailing everything a mushroom gatherer needs to know, including information on different mushroom habitats, where to locate mushrooms, times of year during which mushrooms grow, gathering equipment, storage, preservation, and making spore prints. This is followed by a fully illustrated A-Z guide to the features and habitats of the most popular edible mushrooms.
A large majority of mushrooms are widely hunted for cooking and seasoning, and thus the Mushroom Identifier provides readers with hints and tips on preparation as well as recipe ideas. Each entry is also accompanied by expert photography of mushrooms and in-situ images of the growing mushroom for easy identification. The book closes with a chapter on inedible mushrooms that clearly illustrates all poisonous and potentially deceptive species which the mushroom gatherer will most likely encounter.
The Mushroom Identifier is the most up-to-date and clearly written guide available on the market today; it is quick and easy to use, and provides essential, accessible information for knowledgeable and successful mushroom gathering.