Mushrooms: An Introduction to Familiar North American Species

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When foraging for wild mushrooms, it is critical to be able to positively identify edible and poisonous species. Mushrooms is your guide to familiar, widespread North American species. This beautifully illustrated pocket guide highlights over 60 familiar edible species and 14 poisonous species and includes tips on identifying and harvesting wild mushrooms. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

"Pocket Naturalist guides are to nature-loving backpackers what Cliffs Notes are to teens trying to navigate Shakespeare: essential."--Backpacker Magazine


"The Pocket Naturalist Guides quickly and easily introduces novice outdoorsmen to the wonders of animal and plant life, as well as other aspects of the wilderness."--Camping Life Magazine

Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.


With 650+ titles in print and 6.5 million copies sold, Waterford Press publishes the largest line of folding-format reference guides in the industry. Our mission is to connect people to the natural world by making knowledge about wildlife identification, outdoor recreation, travel, and safety and survival skills accessible to a wide audience.

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0.18" H x 8.38" L x 3.24" W

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