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Jeremy Moore
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I recently moved to Northern AL. I have been finding loads and loads of mushrooms, but I am only certain of a couple of edible varieties. I have the Smithsonian's field guide, but am looking for something more regional. I have done some searching and found FG's for every other region EXCEPT mine Does anyone know of one that Google does not?
 
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I have a National Audubon Society guidebook myself, and while it has several hundred species and nice color plates, books are a relic of the last millennium. In this modern age, the Internet is our guidebook, either you post here and some amateur mycologist will give you a quick guess, which you can follow up with a Wiki search, or you go digging through sites like Tom Volk's fungi webpage or mushroomexpert.com.

I haven't found any regional guides for the Southeast, but then again, on-line is where I do most of my mycological research.
 
Jeremy Moore
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John Elliott wrote:I have a National Audubon Society guidebook myself, and while it has several hundred species and nice color plates, books are a relic of the last millennium. In this modern age, the Internet is our guidebook, either you post here and some amateur mycologist will give you a quick guess, which you can follow up with a Wiki search, or you go digging through sites like Tom Volk's fungi webpage or mushroomexpert.com.

I haven't found any regional guides for the Southeast, but then again, on-line is where I do most of my mycological research.



Thanks John. The net is definitely my go-to source for pretty much everything, but I like to have hard copies of things that are useful just in case. will post some pics of what I've been finding. Just got a good amount of rain, so we should be seeing some nice fungi soon
 
Uwe Wiedemann
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John Elliott wrote: In this modern age, the Internet is our guidebook ...


So far, I find it easier to find a mushroom in a guide book, because one can flip through and compare with the photos. On an Internet site it would need a thumbnail overview like this one for butterflies and moths: http://www.lepiforum.de/lepiwiki.pl?Fotouebersicht_Schmetterlingsfamilien_8
I haven't found such a site for mushrooms yet. But the species descriptions on mushroomexpert.com are great, very detailed and with lots of photos.

 
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