National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms (National Audubon Society Field Guides)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms (National Audubon Society Field Guides)

by National Audubon Society (Author)

The most comprehensive field guide available to North American mushrooms--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 700 full-color identification photographs organized visually by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms is the perfect companion for any mushroom hunting expedition. Each species is accompanied by a detailed physical description, information on edibility, season, habitat, range, look-alikes, alternative names, and facts on edible and poisonous species, uses, and folklore. A supplementary section on cooking and eating wild mushrooms, and illustrations identifying the parts of a mushroom, round out this essential guide.

Discover the Fascinating World of North American Mushrooms with the National Audubon Society Field Guide

Journey into the realm of mycology with the comprehensive and engaging National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. This authoritative guidebook unveils the captivating diversity of fungi found across North America.

Unravel the Secrets of Fungi:

Embark on a captivating exploration of the fascinating world of mushrooms, toadstools, and other fungi. This comprehensive field guide introduces you to the intriguing characteristics, habitats, and ecological roles of these enigmatic organisms.

Expert Guidance and Stunning Visuals:

Rely on the expertise of the National Audubon Society, a renowned authority on natural history, to guide you through the intricate world of fungi. Immerse yourself in the beauty of over 700 stunning color photographs that bring the diverse species to life.

Detailed Descriptions for Accurate Identification:

With meticulous attention to detail, this field guide provides detailed descriptions, scientific names, and distribution maps for over 700 species of mushrooms. The easy-to-use identification keys help you confidently identify and understand the fascinating fungi you encounter in your explorations.

Insights into Fungal Ecology and Significance:

Delve into the ecological significance of fungi, exploring their vital roles in nutrient cycling, decomposition, and symbiotic relationships. Understand the importance of fungi in maintaining balanced ecosystems and their contributions to human society, including culinary, medicinal, and industrial applications.

A Valuable Resource for Nature Enthusiasts:

Whether you're an amateur naturalist, an avid mushroom hunter, or simply someone with a keen interest in the natural world, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms is an indispensable resource. Its comprehensive coverage, expert insights, and stunning visuals make it a must-have guide for anyone seeking to delve into the captivating realm of fungi.


928 pages