This book is an excellent reference for packing along on a hike or when foraging for mushrooms. It fits in your pack or the pocket of a cargo/hiking pants. It can be a little frustrating if you are looking up a mushroom by name as it uses mostly Latin in the index but if you know the common name it's usually in there as well. Going by the classification system at the front and the pictures, we usually were able to identify the fungi we were looking at, and if we couldn't, we left it. Most people look for the common and desirable edibles so just remember the basic rule. If you can't identify it, don't pick it, kick it.
We just take lots of pictures and use bigger reference books… Read more