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An up-to-date, comprehensive and brilliantly illustrated book on fungi foraging in Britain and Europe. It covers every known edible species, and all the poisonous groups, as well as a few very common species and a handful of mushrooms included for their interesting or unusual characteristics.
- Identify edible and poisonous mushrooms.
- Distinguish between 'lookalike' species.
- Know when is the best time and place to hunt for each species.
- Identify edible species which should be left alone because they are threatened
- Photos show each species in its natural habitat, to aid identification.
Perfect for all ability levels - from absolute beginner to the experienced fungi forager who'd like to become an expert. Each edible species is ranked according to its difficulty/danger level, so beginners can start with the easiest ones, while experienced foragers can learn how to safely forage for the trickier species that other mushroom foraging guides leave out.
About the Author
The only full-time fungi-foraging professional in England. Geoff Dann is an ex-software engineer, who rode the upsurge in interest in mushroom foraging in the UK to turn a long-term passion into a career. In addition to his popular mushroom walks, teaching people about edible and toxic fungi as they come across them in the wild, he also presents guest slots on television and writes articles.
“Written by a master of mycology who deeply loves fungus, its habitats and its quirks.” —Tim Maddams, TV presenter, chef and cookery writer
“Geoff knows his stuff and puts it across in an easily accessible manner. This will be coming on all my fungi forages!” —Gary Johnston, co-founder and instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft
“Bursting with quality photos and great information, achieving the 'balance between caution and adventure that a forager needs', this book is an absolute must for foragers.” —Fergus Drennan aka Fergus The Forager
“A must-have guide for anyone who likes to try edible fungi and wants to extend their knowledge.
” —Penny Jones, Propagator at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
“A fascinating, wise companion on the journey into the extraordinary and delicious world of fungi. Come autumn, it will accompany every foray I make into the woods, and my life, and my frying pan, will be vastly richer because of it.” —Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition movement