A Great Visual Guide to Mushrooms
Mushrooms of the Upper Midwest includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Hundreds of full-color photographs with easy-to-understand text make this a perfect visual guide.
- species organized by shape, then by color
- identify mushrooms by their visual characteristics
- begin to learn which mushrooms are edible and which are toxic with the Top Edibles and Top Toxics sections
- information accessible to beginners but useful for even experienced mushroom seekers
- includes nearly 400 common species
Teresa Marrone has been gathering and preparing wild edibles for three decades--and writing about them for 25 years. She is the author of more than a dozen outdoors-themed books, including the Wild Berries & Fruits Field Guide series (currently available for four regions of the U.S.) and numerous cookbooks featuring wild foods. She lives in Minneapolis with husband Bruce and enjoys shooting photos of mushrooms, berries and all things wild in the area surrounding their property abutting Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. A born forager, Kathy Yerich has been intimately involved with mushroom foraging for over 10 years. A proud member of the Minnesota Mycological Society and the North American Mycological Association, she has traveled the country in search of fungi. She has recently started seeing a new side of mushrooms with the discovery of macro lenses. A video producer by day, she is more comfortable behind the camera but recently got a taste of the other side, foraging with "Bizarre Foods" host Andrew Zimmern in a web series called "Appetite for Life." She lives in Forest Lake, Minnesota, with her potter and mushroom-scout husband Fred and multiple four-legged friends. This collaboration with Teresa is her first book.