Alan Bessette on Boletes of Eastern North America

  • 04 Apr 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

At the MAW April meeting, Alan Bessette will give a talk related to his new book: Boletes of Eastern North America.

Copies will NOT be available at the meeting, but if you'd like to order one in advance and bring one with you, Alan and Arleen will be happy to sign it.


Of all the groups of wild mushrooms, none have engendered more enthusiasm and affection than the boletes. Their inherent beauty, abundance, and, for many, culinary appeal have firmly established boletes in the hearts of mushroom hunters around the world. The habitats, geographic distribution, and ecology of boletes including the intriguing relationships they have with trees and shrubs only add to their interest.

Boletes of Eastern North America offers readers a comprehensive field guide, including extensive descriptions and more than 350 rich color photographs. Each species listing includes the most recent scientific name with existing synonyms; common names when applicable; and an overview that includes field impressions, similar species, and detailed information about habitat, fruiting frequency, and geographic distribution. Because boletes are one of the most sought-after wild mushrooms, the authors have also included a section with information on collecting, cooking, and preserving them.

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