Mycology beginner guide

A short guide for beginner mycology enthusiasts, mainly from central Europe. Always open for recommendations!

Identification

Getting a good local mushroom id guide is a must.

Recommended book guides for Europe:

Recommended web guide for Czechoslovak context: Nahuby.sk

If you want to use your smartphone for identification, I personally recommend using iNaturalist app – but never trust it 100%, always verify the results it suggests with proper ID guide.

⚠️ Start here → Radical Mycology Webinar 1: Seeing Fungi + Radical Mycology Webinar 2: Working With Fungi

Watching 🎬

Reading 📖

  • Peter McCoy – Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing & Working with Fungi
  • Paul Stamets – Mycelium running

Microscopy