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Hundreds of full-color photos with easy-to-understand text make this a great visual guide to learning about nearly 400 species of common wild mushrooms found in the Upper Midwest, between the Dakotas and Indiana. The species (from Death Cap to Morel 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 is accessible to beginners but useful for even experienced mushroom seekers. 288 pp., paperback.
Teresa Marrone is the author of the Wild Berries & Fruit series of field guides and cookbooks, as well as numerous other highly regarded books on wild foods. She has written articles for both national and local magazines and has been foraging wild edible for more than 30 years. Kathy Yerich has been an avid mushroom hunter for over 10 years. She is on the board of the Minnesota Mycological Society and is a proud member of the North American Mycological Association. This collaboration with Teresa is her first book.