Mushrooms of the Northeast: A Simple Guide to Common Mushrooms

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Learn more about wild mushrooms!


  • Hundreds of full-color photos with easy-to-understand text make this a great visual guide to learning about more than 400 species of common wild mushrooms found in the Northeast.
  • The species (from Morel Mushrooms to Shelf Mushrooms) are organized by shape, then by color, so you can identify them by their visual characteristics.
  • Plus, with the Top Edibles and Top Toxics sections, you'll begin to learn which are the edible wild mushrooms.

The information in the book, written by Teresa Marrone and Walt Sturgeon, is accessible to beginners but useful for even experienced mushroom seekers


Table of Contents:


  • About This Book
  • What Is a Mushroom?
  • How to Look at Mushrooms
  • Eating Mushrooms
  • Digging Deeper into Mycology
  • How to Use This Book
  • Basic Categories
  • Top Edibles
  • Top Toxics
  • Mushrooms Grouped by Type
  • Cap & Stem with Gills
  • Cap & Stem with Pores
  • Atypical Caps
  • Shelf with Pores
  • Shelf with Gills
  • Shelf/Other
  • Spherical Mushrooms
  • Coral and Club Fungi
  • Miscellaneous Mushrooms
  • Helpful Resources and Bibliography
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • About the Authors
Teresa Marrone is the author of a series of field guides and highly regarded books on wild foods. She has written for national and local magazines and has been foraging wild edibles for more than 30 years. Walt Sturgeon is a nationally known field mycologist with 40 years of mushrooming experience. He has served as Foray Chairman of the North American Mycological Association and has won awards for photography and contributions to amateur mycology.


Adventure Publications

Pub Date: March 01, 2016

0.6" H x 5.9" L x 4.4" W

288 pages