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Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians Paperback – April 25, 2003
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"Includes 400 full color photographs showing the distinctive features of each species in their natural habitats. Each photo includes a text that describes the mushroom, tells its common and scientific names, discusses look-alike species and whether or not it might make you sick."―Dominion (WV) Post
"Anyone, experienced or amateur, who is interested in collecting mushrooms and related fungi in the eastern US should purchase this book. Even those who already have mushroom books should buy it, as it includes many species of fungi not usually found in similar books."―Native Plants
"The most striking attribute of the book is the high quality of the photographs that illustrate all of the species included. Virtually all of them were photographed in their natural habitat with all of the important macroscopic characteristics shown. The exceptionally good color reproduction will greatly facilitate identification by amateurs and professionals alike."―Choice
"The author displays an excellent grasp of current scholarshipHis presentation is detailed, while engaging, and entertaining throughoutdescriptions are clear, concise, and accurate.This book will appeal to beginners and also seasoned mushroom gatherers."―Don Yeltman
"An impressive new field guide. . . . Certainly one of the most thorough books available on this subject, and its generous use of color photography, clear organization, and succinct writing make it one of the most user friendly."―Goldenseal
"A first-rate field guide. . . . A 'must' for all mushrooming in the Appalachians, and will be required by all concerned with the identification, distribution, and ecology of macromycetologists in North America."―Mycotaxon
"A splendid book. These folks are thorough, and Bill's book is evidence of their dedication and persistence."―Paul Goland
"An excellent guide."―West Virginia
About the Author
William C. Roody is a seasonal biologist with the West Virginia Wildlife Diversity Program at the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
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It is one of three field guides I use. I live in Central NY and I think my zone is a little north of where some of the varieties in this book tend to grow, it has still been very useful.
I don't think any guide is perfect but this one will make a nice addition to your collection.
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