In our opinion this is by far the best mushroom book you can get when starting to forage for fungi – it helps you get down to mushroom families really quick and get used to key attributes of mushrooms within certain families.
The task of identifying mushrooms and toadstools has long been an overwhelming process. With over 3000 species found in Britain, field guides can add to the confusion. An Initial Guide to the Identification of Mushrooms and Toadstools is a must-have accompaniment to an up-to-date field book. Its easy to use keys follow a flow chart model which pose simple questions that can be read in conjunction with specimens. Even the most inexperienced of mushroom enthusiasts will find this process enjoyable and rewarding. This fourth edition includes easy to read diagrams and text, as well as several images. Identifying mushrooms in the field has never been so easy.