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The Mushroom Identification Trilogy DVD

Adventure, excitement, fun, inspiration, high art — words most folks don’t normally associate with mushrooms. Take one look at Taylor Lockwood’s Mushroom Identification Trilogy, and you’ll have an entirely new perspective on the members of this quiet kingdom. The first of its kind, this visual guide to mushroom identification educates and equips the viewer with the tools they need to get out into the woods.

Released in September 2005, this one-hour long DVD program has been enthusiastically received by nature lovers, mushroom hunters, mycologists, science educators, and poison control centers. See below for viewers comments.

Part One is an overview, Part Two goes into more detail, and Part Three takes the viewer on a tour of mushrooms commonly found in North America. Illustrated with Lockwood’s world-class photography, the Trilogy is suitable for children and adults alike. An illuminating companion to regional field guides, the Trilogy can also be used for classroom instruction and enjoyed simply for its visual appeal.

Product specifics:
Part One: [10:40] — Introduction
Part Two: [13:22] — Into the Details: Identification Terminology
Part Three: [33:07] — Into the Woods: Hands-on Identification Practice
Length of program: Approximately 57 minutes

Viewer’s Comments about the

“Concise, accurate, and enjoyable….Taylor’s DVD introduction to identifying mushrooms covers everything your need to know to start asking intelligent questions about mushroom features.” David Pilz, Forest Mycologist, Oregon State University
“Very, very good. Good visuals, good presentation, good timing.” Gary Lincoff, New York Botanical Garden
“Excellent job! . . . Keep up the great work!” John H. Trestrail III, Clinical & Forensic Toxicologist
“In one word… Fantastic! Best study aide for the Kingdom Fungi that I have seen in 20 years of teaching.” Robert Jamgochian, Biology instructor
Mr. Lockwood, my daughter is thrilled and enthralled by your informative DVD! She may only be eight years old, but mushrooms are her passion…and she was delighted by the technical descriptions that you provide, as well as by your light-hearted approach and gorgeous images. Thank you so much for offering such a treasure of information!
Jennifer Miller
OUTSTANDING! Classes all loved the DVD. Ted Elliot, teacher
This stunning new DVD video is a fast- paced, comprehensive program for Mushroom Identification, appropriate for both beginners and experienced mushroomers. Through a combination of video footage and photos, Taylor clearly explains the process, and provides information used to identify mushrooms. (58 minutes)
Sandy Sheine, North American Mycological Association

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Commercial Morel Picking


Finally was able to check out the burns by Darby. The burn I checked out was created as a result of the 2011 Saddle Complex Burn.

I have never seen so many mushroom  pickers in one place in my life!  They were everywhere scouring the hills for the elusive black morel. The whole scene was surreal with migrant pickers and locals camping in the same area and hunting for the same prize!











The burn areas were dark, ominous, stinky and dirty. You could tell a destructive force had blown through causing death and mayhem. In some of the harder burned areas you could almost feel the force that had pushed through. It was eerie and beautiful at the same time as a rebirth had started. You could almost picture the fire as it ripped through and consumed everything in its path. The draws had chimney ed and everything in them was ashes that had flowed like rivers!








It was a great trip and I got to camp with the Missoula Mushroom Guru, Larry Evans! We talked about mushroom stuff that bores most people to death. I only found enough morels to eat, but I had a great time and it was pretty much what I had expected. The people that do this for a living, earn that money and deserve every penny!

Thank you to Larry and my other camp hosts!