My husband loves to anything outdoors. Even if it's just going for a drive in the woods (actually especially driving in the woods). And I... well I enjoy doing outdoor stuff but find myself bored just driving around. I feel like I need to be doing something practical. Mushroom foraging was something that I could get behind. Outdoors finding food. Last fall we did a little mushroom hunting as a family and my husband did a lot of elk scouting under the guise of "mushroom hunting". We were soon up to our elbows in chanterelles and this funky looking cauliflower mushroom.
We really only looked for 2 or 3 types because they were the only ones we were confidant identifying. It became clear that some sort of additional guild would be helpful in identifying all types of mushrooms, edible or not.
Mushroom of the Redwood Coast is not only a great guild for identifying mushrooms but it is also impossible beautiful and fun to flip through.This hefty volume not only helps with identifying but offers many tips and tricks for beginners and more advanced mushroom hunters. Besides a full color picture of each mushroom-- their is an in-depth description of each mushrooms ecology, edibility, toxicity, and look-alike species.
I'm excited to have this as a resource to share with the kids as well. I know that it will be helpful to use during our nature study hikes. It really is fascinating to look at all the vast amount of mushrooms that grow in this region. If you are looking to learn more about mushrooms this would be a great place to start!
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.