- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: New Holland (1 July 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847739385
- ISBN-13: 978-1847739384
- Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 1.1 x 18 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 643,293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Funghi Forays Paperback – 1 Jul 2012
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About the Author
An environmental writer and fungi fanatic, Daniel Butler has been running fungi forays in mid-Wales for over 12 years. He regularly lectures on mushroom collection and has catalogued pictures of hundreds of species. A freelance writer since 1990, he has written three books and was editor of Tree News. He lives near Rhayader in Powys, Wales.
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Page 8: Possibly the worst picture of a deathcap I've ever seen. Is it a deathcap? Not even clear it is an Amanita.
Page 9: "Purple-Staining Bolete" is used as a common name for Boletus erythropus. Having never heard this before, I typed this common name in to Google and got one result. Presumably Mr Butler made up this common name?
Page 10: Picture labelled as Sulphur Tuft, which is probably the most common mushroom in the UK, and poisonous. Unfortunately the picture is actually of Sheathed Woodtuft, which is edible and excellent.
Page 11: Picture labelled "Experienced hunters can find a variety of fungi on a single foray". Basket in picture appears to contain 3 species - 5 penny buns, 2 Macrolepiota konradii and 1 chanterelle. Well done! Have a peanut.
Page 16: Picture labelled "The excuisite porcini: king of edible mushrooms" (i.e. Boletus edulis, Cep, Penny Bun). Unfortunately the picture is actually of the equally-edible Boletus pinophilus or Pine Bolete.
Page 34: Is this really the best picture he could manage of an amethyst deciever? This species is known for being uber-abundant. The book contains two pictures of singletons, looking down on their lonely caps.
Page 54: Picture labelled "Shaggy parasol: chlorophyllum rhacodes", saying it is the woodland version of a parasol. C. rhacodes, is always found in woodland, but its relative C. brunneum often turns up in grassland. Picture is actually of C. brunneum growing in grass.
Page 58: Whole page titled "Pine Bolete". Species described is a Slippery Jack. "Pine Bolete" is a completely different species (Boletus pinophilus), only distantly related, and appearing in this book on page 16, where it is misidentified as Boletus edulis.
Page 66: Worst picture in existence of a field mushroom. Is it a field mushroom? Is it a mushroom...?
All i have to say is u MUST AND I MEAN MUST have this in your collection
My first forage gave me a nice plastic tub of penny buns that were just delicious. me next outing on a camp site had me cooking up bacon and field mushrooms buns for all my friends.
certainly recommended to everyone. Big plus is the plastic cover that proves a lot of knowledge went into the design of the book because a simple paperback will get soggy and muddy from contact with your hands or even muddy
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent mushroom guide ! Daniel butler.. What an awesome guy ! I've been on his mushroom forays twice now ! Had an amazing time, he knows his fungus ! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Virginie
A great little book for those intent on eating what they forage for.Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
Brilliantly illustrated Guide to fungi, slips neatly into a pocket for any field trip or foraging trip a must for nature loversPublished on 4 Dec. 2013 by trevpoddy