by Vera Stucky Evenson, Denver Botanic Gardens
May 19, 2015
Without argument, this is the single best field guide and ID book for the Rocky Mountain regions. This book is pretty much a must-have for Rocky mountain foragers. It covers over 200 species with excellent photos and notes. There are very few edibility notes, so foragers will have to look elsewhere for tips on edibility.
As a part of the Timber Press Field Guide book series, Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region is the must-have book for accurate regional mushroom identification.
A Must-Have for Mushroom Hunters in the Rockies
In Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region, Vera Evenson describes more than 220 species of the region’s most conspicuous, distinctive, interesting, and ecologically important mushrooms. This comprehensive guide features introductory chapters on the basics of mushroom structure, life cycles, and habitats. Profiles include color photographs, keys, and diagrams to aid in identification, and tips on how to recognize and avoid poisonous mushrooms.
- Covers Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as adjacent areas in Montana and Idaho
- Helpful keys for identification
- Clear, color-coded layout
- An essential reference for mushroom enthusiasts, hikers, and naturalists
Vera Stucky Evenson is the curator of the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi at Denver Botanic Gardens. She collects and studies thousands of specimens and photographs of native mushrooms in many ecosystems, including those that grow in city environments. She served as president of the Colorado Mycological Society, and has received the North American Mycological Association's Award for Contributions to Amateur Mycology. She holds a bachelor's degree in botany and bacteriology and a master's degree in microbiology.
Green inside and out, Denver Botanic Gardens began in 1951 and is considered one of the top botanical gardens in the United States and a pioneer in water conservation. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Gardens' living collections encompass specimens from the tropics to the tundra, showcasing a plant palette chosen to thrive in Colorado's semiarid climate. The Gardens offer world-class art exhibitions, education programs, and important plant conservation and research initiatives. For more information, visit botanicgardens.org.
“Inestimable.” —Denver Life
“An interesting and helpful feature is a list of figures and photographs in which the Botanic Gardens’ accession numbers of the photographed collections are given, so an interested party could find the actual material for further study if desired.” —Myko Web
ISBN 9781604695762, 1604695765
Flexibound | 298 pages