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Edible Mushrooms : A forager's guide to the wild fungi of Britain, Ireland and Europe

Edible Mushrooms : A forager's guide to the wild fungi of Britain, Ireland and Europe

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by Geoff Dann (Author)

An up-to-date, comprehensive and brilliantly illustrated guide to fungi foraging in Britain and Europe. Written by full-time forager Geoff Dann, Edible Mushrooms covers every known edible fungi species - from the Oyster Mushroom and Beefsteak Fungus to the Bay Cup. It also features all the poisonous groups, as well as a few other extremely uncommon species and a handful of mushrooms included for their interesting or unusual characteristics, such as the Rosy Bonnet and Pig's Ear.

Beautifully illustrated throughout with colour photos and a pictorial index, Edible Mushrooms aids you in accurately identifying edible and poisonous mushrooms, and distinguishing between 'lookalike' species. The species accounts include comprehensive information on the best time and place to hunt for each species, making it easy to safely forage mushrooms. The edible species are helpfully ranked according to their difficulty/danger level, so beginners can start with the easiest ones while experienced foragers can learn how to forage for the trickier species that other mushroom foraging guides leave out, such as the False Parasol.

There is also helpful guidance on how to recognise threatened species that should be left alone to help conserve them. This fantastic guide is essential for foragers of all levels, from absolute beginners to the experienced fungi forager who would like to become an expert.

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • 512 pages, Colour photos throughout, as well as a photo index
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Imprint: Green Books
  • ISBN:9780857843975
  • Published:20 Oct 2016
  • Weight: 1380g
  • Dimensions: 234 x 169 x 31 (mm)
  • Pub. Country: United Kingdom
  • Country of Origin: GB
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