skip to Main Content

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms By Gary H. Lincoff

National Audubon Society Field Guide To North American Mushrooms By Gary H. Lincoff

Best audience for National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms: Experienced mushroom hunters and beginners with strong scientific field identification skills

Candace said: I love the photos in the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. With 756 color plates covering each of the 703 species, Lincoff offers what most other field guides so often miss, a good identification tool for folks who struggle with visualization, in other words seeing what all those scientific descriptions mean. For the scientifically minded, Lincoff’s descriptions are solid. For folks like myself, Lincoff’s field guide is a good secondary nationalaudubonsocietyfieldguidetomushroomscoversource in the field.

Sue said: There are not many mushroom hunters who don’t have a copy of Lincoff’s book. The scope of the book is staggering. The sheer volume of species Lincoff describes makes this book a must-have for mushroom lovers.

Despite the name, it isn’t designed as a regional field guide. I don’t know any one whose field of gathering is the entire continent of North America. Most mushroom hunters gather their favorite species every season. This book is designed for those who want to branch out a little or are just curious about the fungal neighbors that appear every year.

This book is perfect for those who want to verify a species and then tucker down into a chair and spend another hour of delightful distraction reading about other mushrooms similar to the one at hand. This is the ultimate coffee table book for fungus nerds. Don’t be shy. Pull it out of your bookcase and proudly display your adoration of the world of mushrooms. You are in good company.

The Bottom Line: We give National Audubon Society Guide to North American Mushrooms by Gary H. Lincoff two thumbs up.


If you're planning to buy this book, click on the Amazon link here and Amazon will donate a bit of the sale to The Practical Herbalist. We thank you in advance for your support of our site and our passion for practicality in herbalism.


Candace Hunter

Candace Hunter is a self-taught herbalist and artist who never, ever practices on guinea pigs in part because her family and friends are generally up to the job. She is co-author of The Practical Herbalist's Herbal Folio series and author of Herbalism for the Zombie Apocalypse. She edits The Practical Herbalist website and Practical Herbalist Press publications. She has also recently entered into the field of podcasting with reckless abandon. Listen to her on Real Herbalism Radio today, see her work at, or find her on Facebook at Candace Hunter Creations.

Join the Herbal Nerd Society - Today!

New Advanced Herbalism Articles Just for Members

Access to ALL Real Herbalism Radio shows, past and present

Special Real Herbalism Radio Topics •  Curated Member Only content

Webinars and lectures with Experts • Opportunity to tell us what You Want to Learn!

Join the Herbal Nerd Society - Today!

Only 4.99/Month or $49.99/Year

Get in the Know - Sign Up for the Free Newsletter


FREE for signing up and join over 2000 Subscribers who are receiving our newsletter and learn how herbs, herbalism and homesteading can become a a money saver in your life and household.

Back To Top
%d bloggers like this: