A guide to finding, identifying, collecting and preparing mushrooms for consumption – The Science Show

Mushrooms are diverse and tasty, but sometimes deadly. It is important to accurately identify mushrooms to reduce the risk of poisoning and environmental damage. Wild Mushrooming – A Guide for Foragers by Alison Pouliot and Tom May provides the information to identify some edible species thoroughly and not many superficially correctly. The book combines scientific and cultural knowledge with breathtaking photography to present a new way of looking at mushrooms. It models “ecological foraging” – an approach based on care, conservation and a deep understanding of ecosystem dynamics.

Book: Wild Mushrooming A Guide for Collectors by Alison Pouliot and Tom May, published by CSIRO Publishing

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