What are the best mushroom identification books? I have had more than a few of them, here are the mushroom books that work best for me. I think you will like them too.
My Best Mushroom Identification Books
Two of these books are general guides to North America, one is local to the northeast. You will find several publishers that make a series of mushroom identification books localized to different parts of the country. Get one of those and several general ID books.
The best mushroom identification books are the ones that work best for you. These work for me and I suggest you consider them for your backpack when hiking.
I am very visually oriented. I blank on large sections of text. If you are a super detail person, you may enjoy some of the mushroom guidebooks that have long text descriptions. I don't. 🙂
That being said, what makes a good book. To me, its lots of pictures of mushroom in the environments they are found. I have had a few books in which the mushrooms were photographed on white backgrounds, and that takes away all tangential information, I think.I want to be able to see photo in the guide book and say to myself, "Hey, that mushroom in the book is on the same kind of tree as those I found."
My fav book is the Audubon Field Guide for two big reasons:
- Great pictures of mushrooms in their environment
- It fits in your back pocket.
If you are going to carry one book, this is the one. It makes like easy, and that's what I am all about. Simplify, simplify.
Please consider buying these best mushroom identification books from your local bookstore! You can call and see if they have it, and if not, they can order it right quick.
Or find a local bookstore on IndieBound and order online. Super easy!
Amazon links to the books, these are affiliate links:
And now, a fun video I did: