And speaking of life among the lichens, here is Peter McCoy’s The Mycocultural Revolution: Transforming Our World with Mushrooms, Lichens, and Other Fungi. Published by the PNW’s own Microcosm Publishing, McCoy’s book covers more than just how not to eat the caps that’ll kill you. There’s a section on mycoremediation, which is treating contaminated areas of our environment with shrooms, a handy introductory guide to the marvels of mycology, and a guide to growing your own fungi. We’re delighted to have a locally-sourced guide. (McCoy lives in Portland).
–A Good Book, Sumner, WA