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Audubon Mushrooms - A Field Guide to North American Mushrooms

by NatureShare
Rated: All Ages
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Price: $0.99
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What's new in version 2.7.0
  • • Improved app performance
  • • Faster and more reliable content downloading
  • • Larger species thumbnails when browsing

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0051HAZ5M
  • Release Date: May 18, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #522 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Bring the rich world of mushrooms to your Android
  • Identify over 550 species based on silhouettes, gills, and more
  • Throw yourself into a new world of adventure

Product Description

The Audubon Mushrooms is the most comprehensive and accurate guide to North American mushrooms and other fungi available to date. The app covers over 550 common species of mushrooms, other fungi and slime molds - enough info to please the mycologist in us all. Audubon Mushrooms features a comprehensive search function, stunning photography, current taxonomic information, complete species descriptions and reference material.

992 beautiful color photographs detailing every species with extraordinary clarity
Complete species information for every mushroom with comprehensive, up-to-date authoritative descriptions
An extensive reference section from the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms brought completely up-to-date including mushroom anatomy, identification, habitats and much more

App Functions
Identify a sighting with accuracy. Search for a mushroom using multiple variables including characteristics of the cap, gills, stem and habitat.
Browse by shape using the best silhouettes of any mushroom app, by name (common and scientific), or by order.
Navigate the app with ease using an advanced and intuitive interface. Go back and forth between species information, personalized Life Lists and Sightings, search functions and more.
Record your field experiences using the Life Lists, Sightings, and Photo Albums features. Track a sighting using the iPhone’s GPS. Take a picture with the camera, add notes, and save to the App for records of your nature adventures.

This app is optimized for Android Version 2.1. Suggested minimum device CPU is 1000 mhz. The App's 565 MB database installs directly to the SD card with Version 2.2.
With Version 2.1 the app database must be moved manually to the SD card through Settings.

Feedback Welcome
Send us your suggestions, comments or requests. We also welcome submissions of high quality photography of mushrooms and other species. You can contact us directly by selecting "Feedback" in the "More" section of the application.

Technical Details

  • Size: 22.4MB
  • Version: 2.7.0
  • Developed By: NatureShare
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read only access to device state
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Access location information
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • One or more permissions that have no effect because they are no longer supported in Android.
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good guide to the Mushrooms of NA January 16, 2012
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Edit: Ive been using this app for a month now.. they have fixed most of the FC errors. Costumer service is friendly and quick to respond.

It is not a complete database... I have several mushrooms locally that are not in the guide, but a quick email to customer service, and I was able to 'request' some species to be added in. Hopefully I will see them with the next update?

No change in star rating, as it still has some FCs and could use a facelift through certain aspects.

Also a quick note: after downloading and installing the app, it requests to download and install all the data and photos for the mushroom, and this takes up room! Make sure you have the memory!

---original review below---

I am a budding mycologist. I enjoy mushrooms, fungis, slimes, and molds!
I wanted an app that was a guide for Mushrooms. And so I downloaded this!

There are many good, and some negatives..... I have the app open as I am reviewing!

The good:
-Has lots of mushrooms, many of which I have never seen or heard of. (Most likely a regional thing...)
-The Search allows you to search by any number of properties (Habitat, region, size, color, month, cap shape/texture, stalk shape, etc etc)
-You can browse their full database by name, shape, or order.
-It links up to the Audubon's "My Content" database, so you can upload/download your lists and whatnot. (Not something I am familiar with, so I will assume it is good and works well).
-Has lots of photos, great for comparing finds in the field with the photos on the app.
-Each mushroom's page has "Photos" and "Description" easily accessible.
-Glossary included for terms you may be unfamiliar with.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Now, a tip of the cap.... (mostly) November 5, 2012
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**** New Update ****

It looks like the most recent release has fixed the wrong icon issue! YEA!!!

Two quibbles/suggestions:

- Still lacks "Range" information and "Similar" (as can be found on the more 'evolved' Birds).

- Would love it if the data could be put on my SD card.

Either would bump this up to 5 *****!

Thanks for the fix.


I want to be a fun-gi, really I do.

But this app suffers from the same icon issues as the buggy "Insects & Spiders" and feather brained "Birds". Fixing this problem is the yeast that NatureShare can do, but they again fail to rise to the occasion. I am not a stalker and don't want to get anyone in truffle, but this is just so sad.

I do not think that this app is a pile of shiitake, as many of the photos are good (but most only have one view per species) and it lacks the range maps that are so tasty in "Birds".

At the full retail price of $4.99, this is not going to make someone s'pore, that they can't feed their family, but in the app world, that is a lot of Mycelium.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dumb app with potential in search of smart programmer. October 9, 2012
I have a Motorola Droid X. I am new to both the phone and this app, so some of my issues will likely be resolved as I learn more about both phone and app.

In common with the other mushroom guides for droid, the Audubon app is opaque. Is there a user's guide somewhere? Why is there no way to BROWSE by letters in the name? It is simply stupid to expect the user to scroll through 570 species to find the one at the end of the list. You have to use advanced search to browse by name intelligently, and it doesn't say you don't need complete names - you have to discover that.

Sometimes a message comes up telling you that you need to be connected to the internet to see photos, and suggesting that you sync your phone. To find out how to do that, it tells you to look in the Help in the More section. Unfortunately, it doesn't tell you just how to find More. (I looked at the website and learned the answer, but why not put it on the phone?)

"Advanced Search" Just how advanced is a search function that finds 344 species when one searches for white mushroons, a great many of which are certainly not white? The 344 "white" species have one or more of the following white characteristics: cap, gills, stalk, spore print. Ye gods, how helpful is that?

Finally - for the moment at least - it would be nice a way to move backwards AND forwards quickly. While the Droid X seems to have only a reverse gear, the app should have both.

Nice photos and informative text, but not nearly as useful as it could and should be!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mushrooms May 17, 2014
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Audubon field Guides are always a 5 star win. Mushrooms contains info about how to find them, how to cook them, which ones are edible and other facts. The pictures are excellent for identifying each individual mushroom. There are also species names and general info about mushrooms.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excelent guide book August 9, 2013
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I was able to identify a number of different mushrooms that seem to pop up on my property. I think it is a very easy reference guide book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I like this App December 7, 2013
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Searchable by characteristics, scientific name or common name. Downloads to device. Good photos! Now I want the other guides too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the Audubon apps are Great May 27, 2014
By elo
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I've read other reviews, and agree that the sign-in process is cludgy, but I put up with it because these are perfect apps to have on my tablet and phone for spur-of-the moment identification when in the field. Being able to add notes on-the-fly is also great.

I haven't taken full advantage of the extras, but I do like the ability to add my own photos - I have a life list going back to the '90s, with thousands of photos (in all areas, not just mushrooms), so it's great to be able to link my lists, notes and photos with an official guide.

Having these apps with me at all times sure beats lugging a shelf-full of field guides, plus paper and pen!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars crashes on opening
Crashes on opening. Have reinstalked several times, waited a few months, same problem.
This is the only nature share app I have which does this ( have trees, butterflies and... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Nicole McKinney
5.0 out of 5 stars Great to have when "on the hunt" love it!
I love to photograph mushrooms and with this app I can learn about new ones at the same time!
Published 15 days ago by Gloria Kueker
5.0 out of 5 stars Handy
very informative, handy reference guide
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Published 23 days ago by susann Rehbock
1.0 out of 5 stars Not updated - save your money.
DO NOT BUY! I used to have this on my Galaxy S3 and it was a beautiful app. Since updating to a Note 4 the app does not work and is not supported for newer versions of Android OS. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Vince Jeevar
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
wonderful books lots of info
Published 3 months ago by Larry Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
These guides are very nice to have at your fingertips - especially out in the field.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars good resource
I learned a lot
Published 5 months ago by 0gravityman
4.0 out of 5 stars great pictures
Been hunting mushrooms for years. This is a great picture reference to help identify both good and not so good mushrooms. Very nice. Thank you.
Published 5 months ago by Lee Stultz
4.0 out of 5 stars The Audibon Series is Ok but Not Spectacular
The Audibon series does feature some search and navigation tools that far exceed anything else that I have tried. Read more
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