A comprehensive and user-friendly field guide for identifying the many mushrooms of the northern California coast, from Monterey County to the Oregon border.
This exhaustive reference helps readers learn to find and identify 750 species of mushrooms common to coastal California. Each entry has a photograph, along with well-researched, up-to-date information on the fungi’s description, ecology, and edibility. Written in a clear and concise style, Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast teaches beginning and experienced mushroom hunters how to find, photograph, and identify mushrooms, from common species to hard-to-find standouts. With tips on mushroom hunting, descriptions of specific biozones, and an easy-to-use key for identification, this guide is a much-needed update for a perennially popular category.
Noah Siegel is one of the premier mushroom photographers in the nation. His work has appeared in FUNGI magazine and Mushroom, and he has lectured extensively across America. He serves as a trustee for the North East Mycological Federation and has studied fungi throughout North America, as well as in New Zealand and Australia. Christian Schwarz is a mushroom enthusiast, taxonomist, and citizen science advocate from Santa Cruz, California. He spends most of his time researching, teaching about, and photographing fungi. He also makes scientific collections of macrofungi, focused specifically on California and his home county in particular. He’s travelled in search of fungi throughout the United States, as well as Mexico, central America, Indonesia, and Europe.