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Each of  these 3 full color publications take the novice “by the hand” and each clearly describes 14 edible wild mushroom species that are among the easiest and safest for a beginning mushroom hunter to start with. They are also for anyone who would like to add more mushrooms to their collecting basket.

For simplicity, technical language is not used in the descriptions.

Selected photographs clearly show the important details of each mushroom species that is described.

You’ll find hints and tips about where to find the mushrooms, how to prepare them, and precautions.

These little books make valuable gifts for anyone interested in “getting into” or expanding their knowledge of edible wild mushroom hunting.



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Foolproof #3

Popisonous

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Treasures

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Key 1

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Key #2

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HERE IS THE CURRENT COLLECTION OF COMPANION BOOKLETS FOR  EDITIONS #1 AND #2 OF BILL RUSSELL’S “FIELD GUIDE TO WILD MUSHROOMS OF PENNSYLVANIA AND THE MID-ATLANTIC”. They offer more information than what’s in the FIELD GUIDE. They are good “stand alone” booklets, too, if you do not own the FIELD GUIDE.

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These 3 introductory booklets shown below are designed for beginners who want to  safely pick delicious edible wild mushrooms, but find most field guide books difficult to use.

HOME.

Don’t get poisoned!

Every wild mushroom forager needs to know to avoid the most common poisonous - some deadly - wild mushrooms that thrive in the lawns, backyards and woods in this part of the country.

We can’t rely on the appealing look of a mushroom, its taste, wether an animal eats it, or the old coin in the pot test. All of these have made people sick, or worse. The only way is to positively identify a species and learn about its reputation.

This new beginner’s booklet discusses and describes in detail 14 of these bad character mushrooms in full color photos. It’s additional information for my Field Guide book.

It will help you pick wild mushroom safely.




DO NOT BUY THIS BOOKLET UNLESS YOU ARE AN ADVANCED AND EXPERIENCED MUSHROOM HUNTER.

This full-color booklet discusses and details 14 especially delicious wild mushroom species that are bypassed by most fungus foragers, even by some of the most experienced, all with good reasons,

These species may be difficult to positively identify, they may resemble poisonous fungi much too closely, or they may have a questionable reason for being classed as toxic.

The author has spent a lifetime studying this wonderful group of outcasts and enjoying many meals of them  with no problems. Read the booklet and decide for yourself.


It’s not easy to identify wild mushrooms. At best, we ruffle through page after page of photos of our field guides, hoping to land on a picture that resembles the mushrooms we find. Then we go to the description, hoping it describes the species for us. Too often we come up empty-handed.

This is the way many mushroomers at first do it, Then they may discover a mushroom key to help make identification much faster and easier.

A mushroom key is like a flow chart, where you follow a multiple choice map of mushroom features that finally lead you to the name of the species.

This 19 page booklet keys out all the species described or mentioned in my “Field guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic”.

You’ll wonder how you got by without this.

NEW PUBLICATION.. This 22 page booklet keys out all the species described or mentioned in the new edition of “Field guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic”.

As for other wild mushroom field guides, it’s not easy to identify wild mushrooms. At best, we ruffle through page after page of photos of our field guides, hoping to land on a picture that resembles the mushrooms we find. Then we go to the description, hoping it describes the species for us. Too often we come up empty-handed.

This is the way many mushroomers at first do it, Then they may discover a mushroom key to help make identification much faster and easier.

A mushroom key is like a flow chart, where you follow a multiple choice map of mushroom features that finally lead you to the name of the species.

You will find this key to be a valuable accessory to edition #2 of my wild mushroom Field Guide.