The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms: Helpful Tips for Mushrooming in the Field

The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms: Helpful Tips for Mushrooming in the Field


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The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms: Helpful Tips for Mushrooming in the Field by Pelle Holmberg, Hans Marklund

When you’re in the wild and you spot a nice-looking mushroom, how do you know if it is safe to eat? Question no more with the The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms. This tiny companion is the perfect book to bring along when foraging for delectable fungi. Inside its neatly arranged pages are fifty-two edible mushrooms as well as the mushrooms with which they are often confused, whether edible or toxic.

Beautiful photographs adorn the pages with mushrooms in the wild as well as picked, showing them from a multitude of angles. Study these photographs and you will become adept at recognizing edible and safe mushrooms. Even those who are unfamiliar with the mushroom forest can make a start at foraging with this instructional work, and, with the help of The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms, can become experts in no time.

Using practical symbol systems, distribution maps, and tips on picking, cleaning, cooking, and canning, the reader will also become familiar with a wide variety of wild mushrooms, including morels, black trumpets, chanterelles, sheep polypore, porcini, a variety of boletes, and many more. Grabbing this guide on the way out to go hunt for mushrooms will ensure a successful foraging experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620877319
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 07/09/2013
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 259,214
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 4.75(h) x 6.50(d)

About the Author

Pelle Holmberg is a well-known biologist and educator who teaches numerous plant courses and leads flower walks and mushroom excursions. He has written a wide range of books on plants, berries, and mushrooms.

Hans Marklund is a biologist and educator who has worked long and hard to spread the knowledge of mushrooms. He, along with Pelle Holmberg, has written several popular mushroom books.

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