By Kent H. McKnight, Vera B. McKnight, Roger Tory Peterson
Approximately all nature-oriented humans profess a love affair with the vegetation, yet just a restricted quantity admit to an identical ardour for mushrooms, except as a desk delicacy. a few humans could brush off them as «toadstools,» to be ranked with spiders, snakes, bats, and different issues that experience develop into symbolic of the darkish part of lifestyles.
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A Field Guide to Mushrooms: North America (Peterson Field Guide) by Kent H. McKnight, Vera B. McKnight, Roger Tory Peterson