Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region (A Timber Press Field Guide) (Paperback)

Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region (A Timber Press Field Guide) By Vera Stucky Evenson, Denver Botanic Gardens Cover Image
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Description


Ideal for hikers, foragers, and naturalists, the Timber Press Field Guides are the perfect tools for loving where you live.

Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region is a comprehensive field guide to the most conspicuous, distinctive, and ecologically important mushrooms found in the region. This useful 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
  • Describes and illustrates 220 species
  • More than 500 photographs, with additional keys and diagrams
  • Clear color-coded layout

About the Author


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.
 

Praise For…


“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
 
Product Details
ISBN: 9781604695762
ISBN-10: 1604695765
Publisher: Timber Press
Publication Date: May 19th, 2015
Pages: 298
Language: English
Series: A Timber Press Field Guide