Christian Schwartz – Co-author of Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast – February 19, 2020

Author Christian Schwartz will be presenting from his book which was written for beginning and experienced mushroom hunters alike to find and identify mushrooms. Common and conspicuous species, delicious edibles, toxic and deadly species, and distinctive rarities are all covered in this user-friendly reference, which covers the diversity found in coastal California from Monterey County to the Oregon border. With full treatments of more than 750 species, and references to hundreds more, tips on mushroom collecting, descriptions of specific habitats and bio-zones, updated taxonomy, and stunning photography, this book is the most modern and comprehensive guide to mushrooms in the region. Each species profile pairs a photograph with an in-depth description, as well as notes on ecology, edibility, toxicity, and look-alike species.

Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast is an indispensable book for anyone curious about fungi and is one of the top books in any foragers collection.

February 19, 2020, 7-9pm

Mill Valley Public Library
375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA. 94941