Explore the heart of mushroom country The Pacific Northwest is one of the best places to find mushrooms--they are both abundant and spectacularly diverse. Yet until now, there has been no mushroom guide that focuses on the region. 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.
From the Back Cover Describes more than 450 species of the region's most conspicuous, distinctive interesting, and ecologically important mushrooms More than 500 superb color photographs Helpful keys for identification Clear coded layout Covers Oregon, Washington, southern British Columbia, Idaho, and western-most Montana, with an emphasis on the heart of mushroom country: the low- to mid-elevation forest habitats of western Oregon and Washington Essential reference for mushroom enthusiasts, hikers, and naturalists