Casares publishes its own Mushroom Guide

Casares publishes its own Mushroom Guide

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Mushroom guideWith this Mushroom guide, of which 1,000 copies will be published, the Department of Environment of Casares aims to contribute to propagating the knowledge of local nature.
The booklet will feature an introduction with recommendations and tips for collecting mushrooms, plus a bibliography and links to different applications.
The publication will have files on 20 species of the most common mushrooms in Casares’ local environment, of which 10 are edible and 10 others are toxic. With images of each and descriptions of the main features they can be compared to specimens located in the wild.
The Department of Environment intends to offer mushroom aficionados an introduction to mycological knowledge of the casares mountains. Covering the gap in the knowledge of the most common species of mushrooms to avoid accidental consumption of toxic species.
Disclosure of information in this regard became increasingly necessary because, although so far there is no tradition of culinary use and consequent knowledge of mushrooms in the municipality of Casares, in recent years there has been widespread collection and consumption by both the local population and visitors alike.

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