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.
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
MUSHROOM IDENTIFICATION TRILOGY
“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!
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