Best Mushroom Identification Books
For British Columbia & The Pacific Northwest
The best mushroom identification books for British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.
There's a lot of information out there about mushrooms, and some important things that you need to know to successfully identify and safely forage for mushrooms. Having good reference sources is an essential part of this process. But how do you choose from the hundreds of mushroom books, resources, and guides available?
Read below for information about the best mushroom books for British Columbia and the surrounding area.
Mushroom Identification Books
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Mushrooms of British Columbia
Detail of one of the mushroom pages.
An informative page on magic mushrooms.
All That The Rain Promises and More...
A Field Guide to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest
A Field Guide to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest by Daniel Winkler is a relatively unique entry on this list.
At 40 grams (according to Amazon) it's easily the lightest mushroom guide here, and contains information on around 60 edible mushrooms and six deadly toxic ones. You might wonder how this is possible, given that some sources list the page total as "two" and its category as "pamphlet".
However, these latter numbers are a bit misleading and might give you the wrong impression. You see, this field guide folds out, a bit like a map, revealing many more pages within. And these pages contain information on mushrooms presented in high-quality, full-colour photos complete with colour-coded symbols indicating their level of edibility and ease of identification.
Weight: 40 grams (!)
Recommendation: If you want a guide that is straightforward, compact, and the easiest to pack into a bag, then you should check out this one. You can pick it up at Daniel Winkler's site here.