Bill Russell

Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic

Revised and Expanded Edition

Penn State UP 2017

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Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley This revised and expanded edition of mushroom expert Bill Russells popular Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania...

This revised and expanded edition of mushroom expert Bill Russells 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 youve found them.

Featuring over one hundred full-color illustrations and distilling Russells 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.

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