Start Mushrooming: The Reliable Way to Forage

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Start Mushrooming introduces seven wild, edible mushrooms in North America and helps readers begin to forage for them.

Table of Contents:

Enjoying the Wild Mushrooms

Get Ready to Hunt!

  • Before You Begin
  • Mushroom Lingo
  • Mushroom Hunting Strategies
  • Plan Ahead for the Harvest
  • Confronting the Enemy

How to Start Mushrooming

  • Identifying the Safe Seven
  • Using the Check-Off Guide
  • Using the Seasonal Quick-Guide

Sample Guides

The Safe Seven

  • Morel: The Jewel of the Mushroom World
  • Shaggy Mane: The Edible Urban Mushroom
  • Sulfur Shelf: The Chicken of the Woods
  • Oyster: The Seafood of the Forest
  • Giant Puffball: The Giant of Field and Forest
  • Chanterelle: A Popular Mushroom Worldwide
  • Hen-of-the-woods: A Woodland's Wonder

Cooking with Wild Mushrooms

  • Recipes: A Taste of the Wild
  • Recipe Notes

Drying, Storing and Rehydrating Mushrooms

The World of Wild Mushrooms


Observation Notes


About the Author

Naturalist, wildlife photographer and writer Stan Tekiela is the author of more than 175 field guides, nature books, children's books, wildlife audio CDs, puzzles and playing cards, presenting many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees, wildflowers and cacti in the United States. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural History from the University of Minnesota and as an active professional naturalist for more than 25 years, Stan studies and photographs wildlife throughout the United States and Canada. He has received various national and regional awards for his books and photographs. Also a well-known columnist and radio personality, his syndicated column appears in more than 25 newspapers and his wildlife programs are broadcast on a number of Midwest radio stations. Stan can be followed on Facebook and Twitter. He can be contacted via

Adventure Publications

Pub Date: April 30, 2019

0.3" H x 7.5" L x 3.8" W 

128 pages