Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada


By Timothy J. Baroni

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A must-have for mushroom hunters in the northeast
The Northeast is one of the best places to find mushrooms; they are both abundant and spectacularly diverse. Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada is a compact, beautifully illustrated guide packed with descriptions and photographs of more than 500 of the region's most conspicuous, distinctive, and ecologically important mushrooms. 
  • Covers Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin, and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Ontario, and most of Quebec
  • More than 550 superb color photographs
  • Helpful keys for identification
  • Clear, color-coded layout
  • An essential reference for mushroom enthusiasts, hikers, and naturalists


Let me say this right up front—there are no old, bold mushroom foragers, only old wise, well-trained mushroom foragers. Good doses of caution and common sense are important to remember if you wish to use wild fungi and plants for food. Become an expert first, and then carefully use your knowledge. I have high hopes this field guide and others you may collect over the years, will help you enjoy the beauty and, with great care and caution, the flavors of the wild fungi that can be found in our fields and forests.

But honestly, most fungi covered in this and other field guides are not really edible. The real purpose of a field guide like this one is to help the curious learn more about the species of fleshy fungi in a particular area. At best guess, several thousand species of mushrooms and other fleshy fungi occur in northeastern North America. Most field guides rarely cover more than 400–500 species. Of course, a good field guide should cover the bulk of the more commonly collected species, and that is the case here. In addition, I present at least a hundred species that are not to be found in any other existing field guide covering North American

Realize, however, that even if you have several good field guides covering a broad range of species, you will still find species not covered. That is one of the exciting things about studying fungi—you might just discover a species from your area that is a new report for the region. You can share that information via several avenues, but a convenient one is You are allowed to post information on your finds at this site after joining the group. You will need to learn some photography skills, since this is a site for posting images of your finds as well as information on the features of a species and its ecology. Please take spore prints and provide that information also.

So with all that in mind, bon voyage. Take this field guide and begin the journey. If you began your studies some years ago now, I hope this newest addition will help you continue your journey of learning about the wild mushrooms around us.

Geographical Scope of This Guide
The area covered in this guide is roughly that of the eastern hardwood forests of North America. These territories include New Brunswick, Newfoundland, most of Quebec and Ontario, extending south through Minnesota to Illinois and eastward through the states surrounding the Great Lakes regions to West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and then up the coast to Maine. This area includes deciduous and coniferous forests, bogs, and alpine habitats that offer a wide range of species, many of which are only found in this region in North America.


  • “Excellent descriptions, taxonomic synonyms, [and] habitat descriptions.” —Choice

    “The book is beautiful. I know it’s practical, and it’s got a lot of information, but just to flip through it and look at the diversity of the mushrooms—I find it really interesting.” —The Weekend Gardener

    “Comprehensively definitive and thoroughly user friendly.” —Midwest Book Review

    “Offers the best combination of sufficiently comprehensive descriptions and large, close at hand photos.” —The Mycophile

    “Most new publications on mushrooms [were] of little help until Baroni published his Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada in 2017. . . . made mushroom study as interesting for me as when I first saw Lincoff's book back in 1981.” —Orillia Packet and Times

    “Concise and informative field guide that surely will become a standard reference for mushroom hunters in the Northeast!” —The New Jersey Mycological Association​

    “This volume is a clear and impressive standout which can be recommended without reservation. . . . It deserves to become a standard reference and will doubtless soon be seen as a faithful companion volume on forays throughout its target area.” —Long Island Mycological Club​

    “A wise and user-friendly book. . . truly wonderful.” —Coventry Courier​

On Sale
Jul 12, 2017
Page Count
600 pages
Timber Press

Timothy J. Baroni

About the Author

Timothy J. Baroni is a Distinguished Professor of Biology at the State University of New York. He teaches at SUNY–College at Cortland and works on biodiversity research of macrofungi globally with emphasis on mushrooms and other fungi found in the Americas. He is the author or co-author of three books and many peer-reviewed articles on taxonomy of macrofungi. Baroni has described 95 new species and varieties of macrofungi, served as president of the Mycological Society of America, and received numerous awards from the State University of New York for teaching and research. He was recently selected for the Distinguished Mycologist Award given by the Mycological Society of America.

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