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Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic: Revised and Expanded Edition Spiral-Bound | August 1, 2017

Bill Russell

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A revised and expanded field guide providing descriptions and photographs of more than three hundred types of mushrooms, including details such as their scientific and common names, diagnostic features, size and color, edibility, primary habitats, similar species, and information from recent scientific studies.

This revised and expanded edition of mushroom expert Bill Russell’s popular Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic provides both novice and experienced mushroom foragers with detailed, easy-to-use information about more than one hundred species of these fungi, including twenty-five varieties not found in the previous guide.

From the Morel to the Chanterelle to the aptly named Chicken of the Woods, mushrooms of the mid-Atlantic region can be harvested and enjoyed, if you know where to look. Each entry in this field guide contains a detailed description, current scientific classification, key updates and information from recent studies, and high-quality color photographs to aid in identification. Thoughtfully organized by season, the guide shows you how to locate and identify the most common mushrooms in the region and recognize look-alikes—and explains what to do with edible mushrooms once you’ve found them.

Featuring over one hundred full-color illustrations and distilling Russell’s fifty years of experience in hunting, studying, and teaching about wild mushrooms, Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic is an indispensable reference for curious hikers, amateur biologists, adventurous chefs, and mycophiles of all stripes.

Publisher: Penn State Univ. Press
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 284 pages
ISBN-10: 0271077808
Item Weight: 1.2 lbs
Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.8 x 9.0 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 31 to 100 ratings

“Easily accessible to beginners and useful to any individual interested in mushrooms.”

—A. K. Rinehart, Choice

Bill Russell has been giving mushroom workshops, walks, and talks since 1960. In 1992 he developed unique mushroom-cultivation methods that resulted in his business, Mushroom Kingdom Laboratories, which specializes in the commercial propagation of wild mushrooms. Founder and past president of the Central Pennsylvania Mushroom Society, Russell is a longtime resident of State College, Pennsylvania. Learn more at http://www.brmushrooms.com.