Anyone interested in becoming involved with wild mushrooms had better have themselves a good field guide. For those in the Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic region, such a guide has long been Bill Russell‘s 2006 book Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, part of the Keystone Books series from Penn State University Press.

However this well-established and much respected guidebook is about to be replaced in its pride-of-place for fungus foraging… by his just published Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic (Revised and Expanded Edition).

Containing full illustrated descriptions of more than one hundred species of the area’s fungi, including twenty-five varieties not found in the previous guide, Russell’s new guidebook should be a welcome addition to the reference material of both novice as well as experienced mushroom enthusiasts.