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Texas Mushrooms: A Field Guide (Corrie Herring Hooks Series)

Texas Mushrooms: A Field Guide (Corrie Herring Hooks Series) [Kindle Edition]

Susan Metzler , Van Metzler

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Hundreds of species of mushrooms flourish in Texas, from the desert and semiarid regions of West Texas to the moist and acid soils of East Texas, where species that can also be found in South America live alongside those that might be spotted in Malaysia and Europe. Texas Mushrooms was the first—and is still the only—guide to all of the state’s mushrooms.

This colorful, easy-to-follow book will surprise and delight uninitiated nature enthusiasts while also supplying the experienced mushroom hunter with expert identification information. Excellent color photographs and precise descriptions of over 200 species will enable the mushroom hunter—even the amateur—to make quick, careful, easy distinctions between the edible varieties and the potentially toxic ones. In addition, kitchen-tested recipes are included, along with charts giving spore sizes and a list of recommended further reading.

In Texas, mushroom hunting can be a year-round, state-wide activity, and with this enticing field guide, collecting, identifying, and preparing wild mushrooms will become an activity the entire family can enjoy while appreciating the beauty of Texas from a new and fascinating angle.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 105494 KB
  • Print Length: 358 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press; 1 edition (22 July 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GG1N8JM
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have Field Guide for Identifying Texas Wild Mushrooms 27 April 2001
By Kim Whitaker - Published on
Fall 2000 and so far this Spring 2001, I have found thirteen types of wild mushrooms growing on my ranch in Bandera Texas (amazing what some good rains can do!). So far, I have been able to identify all of them with this single reference book. Pictures are clear, and descriptions are detailed. I highly recommend this book. By the way, I found morels---first time they've been seen in over 20 years here in the Hill Country, according to the locals.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best and Only Guide to the Mushrooms of Louisiana and Texas 15 Mar 2001
By karima taliba - Published on
This book is wonderful. A thorough guide by the legendary Metzlers, famous experts on the subject. Color photos of every mushroom are beautiful and helpful. Complete descriptions, including interesting history, tips and cooking advice, make this book a fun, fascinating aid to any mushroom hunter. Other books will not suffice. Texas mushrooms are unique and strange, with many species that only occur in Texas. Other books will have dangerous gaps. You need this book. I'd buy it again, if I didn't already have it. The Deity-Man Van deserves our worship.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but somewhat disappointed. 7 Sep 2008
By Real E. Picky - Published on
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Don't be turned off from buying this book. I consider it a fine addition. I relate better to the simple, common names of mushrooms. Not the scientific names. Also, I found some huge mushrooms in my pasture identified as "horse mushrooms" elsewhere. I could find no mention of them in this book and they are supposed to be excellent for eating. If I were a novice, I would add this book but not rely on it for my sole information source. Never assume anything concerning wild mushrooms. Do your research and proceed with extreme care.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of good information 8 Jan 2014
By Ramiro Molina - Published on
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alot of color photos and good descriptions, though most of the mushrooms describled in the book are either deadly or not yet determined as deadly. good book for those that want to know what that thing that sprouted in thier yard is.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book..... but will not hunt mushrooms after reading it... 29 Nov 2013
By Bubba_in_TX - Published on
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Great book, but it actually made me not to want to go hunt mushrooms after reading it. It's too easy to get a bad mushroom......
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