i have North American Boletes by alan and arleen bessette and william roody. not a light field guide but has a lot of the boletes and similar species that have been identified. a good field guide is the national audubon societies field guide to north american mushrooms by gary lincoff. a nice compact book with good color photos and a durable cover. if you only have one book this is the best one.
eliza Mason wrote:out of curiousity, what bolete book (or other useful field guides for that matter) do you have? I just got David Auroras massive Mushrooms Demystified, but it's not exactly field friendly. I would say that maybe half the mushrooms I see around here are boletes! Thank you.
join your local mycology club and go on their forays. you will learn more from them on just one foray than a whole mushroom book! good hunting! if you like to grow things, try growing your own shrooms in beds. with your warm, wet weather you can probably have a harvest in 3 mo.! real easy to do and lots of shrooms from a 4 by 4 bed! try king stropharia. they're the easiest.
Jay Grace wrote:I really enjoy when people post their mushroom pics on here. Wether they are bragging, asking for an ID, or just giving general info.
The fungi bug bit me a few years back starting with chantrelles. My current goal now is to learn ONE just ONE new edible mushroom every year.
Got the common ones out of the way so far.
Chantrelles, chicken of the woods, cauliflower mushroom, and lions mane.
My next few years are looking like they will be devoted to the bolete family.
Starting with old man of the woods this year.