Above is the front cover of our new book exploring the fungi of Haida Gwaii
(formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands), home of the Haida people,
and with a rich and unique biota.
We collected at many locations on many of the 150 islands of the archipelago
over a period of five years, and recorded over 600 fungi including many rare
and possibly undescribed taxa. This beautiful book is the summation of our efforts,
and incorporates a huge amount of data, including many distribution maps,
almost 300 illustrations, most in sparkling colour, and sections on many groups
of particular interest, such as edible, poisonous, hallucinogenic, and a variety of
ecological and nutritional groups, as well as graphs tracking our accumulation of
species and a complete listing of taxa recorded.
This book is not only an excellent way to explore the fungi of the islands,
but will make a fine addition to the bookshelf of all mushroom aficionados.