Mushrooms of the Northwest: A Simple Guide to Common Mushrooms (Mushroom Guides) (Paperback)
Get This Great Visual Guide to Mushrooms in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
Hundreds of full-color photographs with easy-to-understand text make this a perfect visual guide. Learn about more than 400 species of common wild mushrooms found in the Northwest states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The species (from Morel Mushrooms to Shelf Mushrooms) are organized by shape, then by color, so you can identify them by their visual characteristics. Plus, with the Top Edibles and Top Toxics sections, you'll begin to learn which are the edible wild mushrooms. The information in the book, written by Teresa Marrone and Drew Parker, is accessible to beginners but useful for even experienced mushroom seekers.
Teresa Marrone is the lead author of three regional field identification guides for wild mushrooms (Mushrooms of the Upper Midwest, Mushrooms of the Northeast, and Mushrooms of the Northwest). She is also sole author of more than a dozen outdoors-themed books, including the Wild Berries & Fruits Identification Guides series (currently available for four regions of the U.S.). She splits her time between her home in Minneapolis and her cabin in northern Minnesota, abutting the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. With a background in the visual arts, Drew Parker has always had a strong attraction to the natural sciences, as well. He found his focus in fungi after arriving in the Northwest in 1973 and innocently wandering into the mountains with a new mushroom book in hand. He is a longtime member of the North American Mycological Association and the Pacific Northwest Key Council, a group of amateur and professional mycologists that was formed to further the study of Northwest fungi. Over the years, he has served as foray mycologist for the Spokane Mushroom Club and has worked for several years conducting surveys of macrofungi for the U.S. Forest Service. As a photographer, Drew has supplied images for numerous mycological papers and books, as well as for MatchMaker, a digital mushroom identification program, of which he is a coauthor. He currently resides with his wife, Katie, at their home in the wild woods near Metaline Falls, Washington.