Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest

Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest

Book - 2009
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"This beautifully illustrated guide presents descriptions and photographs of the region's most conspicuous, distinctive, and ecologically important mushrooms." -- Chuckanut Reader

The Pacific Northwest is one of the best places to find mushrooms--they are both abundant and spectacularly diverse. This compact, beautifully illustrated guide presents descriptions and photographs of 460 of the region's mushrooms. In addition to profiles on individual species, Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest also includes a general discussion and definition of fungi, information on where to find mushrooms and guidelines on collecting them, an overview of fungus ecology, and a discussion on how to avoid mushroom poisoning. More than 500 superb color photographs Helpful keys for identification Clear coded layout Covers Oregon, Washington, southern British Columbia, Idaho, and western-most Montana Essential reference for mushroom enthusiasts, hikers, and naturalists
Publisher: Portland, OR :, Timber Press,, 2009
ISBN: 9780881929355
Branch Call Number: ANF 579.609795 TRU
Characteristics: 349 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 22 cm


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Oct 10, 2019

This is a good book written by a couple of the most well-known names in PNW mycology. While it covers more of the species found commonly in our region however I feel the layout of the book may have made sacrifices for page-count at the expense of readability.

I also think that many readers would appreciate more notes on edibility and common names.

SnoIsleLib_BrianTH Nov 06, 2018

This is a great book to bring along with you while hiking in the Pacific Northwest, especially during September, October, and November. The book does its best to try and make identifying mushrooms easy, but there are so many species that it can be overwhelming. If anything, this book will help you become familiar with some of the more unique looking and common mushrooms.

Feb 18, 2014

The title and the description of this book don't quite seem to go together.

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