The Mushroom Rainbow
Mushroom hunting guide for Northeast North America. This is a short but sweet guide to finding the most delicious mushrooms and avoiding the most deadly ones. It includes 18 of the best and most identifiable mushrooms and the 5 deadliest mushrooms all sorted by color. Each mushroom is carefully compared with its lookalikes to lessen the chance of false identifications. More
The reader is introduced to the basic principles of mushroom hunting. Different mushroom characteristics are explained to facilitate a thorough identification process. Only the 18 most identifiable and delicious edible mushrooms are included here with a focus on Northeast North America. The 5 deadliest mushrooms are also included. The mushrooms are all sorted by color. Each mushroom description includes a careful comparison with its lookalikes and tips on how to tell them apart. The mushrooms are illustrated to discourage a dangerous reliance on photo-based identification and to encourage a focus on the verbal description and main mushroom characteristics. This is a great guide to bring with you on your next hike! It serves as an introduction to the wonderful world of mushrooms. You will also see a list of the best mushroom references at the end of the book should you pursue a passion for mushrooms.