Q: I have an interest in learning to identify mushrooms, lichens and fungi that I spot in the woods when I hike. What references do you use?
A: I am definitely not a mycologist (fungus fancier) and I don’t claim to be an agarist (mushroom expert). I DO, however, know folks who definitely fall into both categories.
The Mushroom Club of Georgia meets monthly at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. They also sponsor enjoyable mushroom walks you could participate in.
E-mail Mary Woehrel at the Atlanta Botanical Garden for more details.
The best book source is an out-of-print book, “A Field Guide to Southern Mushrooms”. Use the Internet to search for the title.