National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms Summary

Gary A. Lincoff
- 1981
Mushroom Identification
Field Guide
North American Mushrooms
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Key Takeaways

  1. Extensive visual aids facilitate accurate mushroom identification.
  2. Coverage of habitat, season, and edibility of mushrooms.


Lincoff’s guide is organized by visual characteristics and color, making it easy to navigate. Each mushroom description is accompanied by detailed information on its habitat, season, and edibility, along with tips for distinguishing similar species.

The book not only serves as a practical tool for identification but also educates readers on the ecological roles of mushrooms, enhancing outdoor experiences and promoting conservation awareness.

With its comprehensive approach and authoritative content, this field guide is a trusted resource for exploring and understanding the rich diversity of North American mushrooms.

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