Photo of Daniel Winkler holding a mushroom

Daniel is the author of field guides titled titled Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and California (both Harbour Publishing, 2011 and 2012), Amazon Mushrooms (2014, co-authored) and brand a new Field Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms of North America with Robert Rogers. He grew up collecting and eating wild mushrooms in the Alps and has been foraging for over 20 years in the PNW and beyond, sharing his enthusiasm as a mushroom educator and guide and as PSMS vice-president. In his presentations, he is combining his stunning photography with an often funny blend of entertaining stories and scientific information, which he likes to refer to as “edutainment.” Having been in love with mushrooms since early childhood, Daniel managed to blend.his career as an ecologist and geographer focused on High Asia towards researching  rural Tibet’s enormous fungal economy. His Cordyceps research has been featured in The Economist, National Geographic, New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, BBC World Service etc. In the last decade, Daniel started exploring neotropical fungi. With his travel agency MushRoaming, Daniel has organized mushroom focused eco-adventures to Bhutan, Tibet, the Amazon, Colombia, the Austrian Alps and the Pacific Northwest since 2007.

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A field guide to Edible Mushrooms of the California

Check out Daniel’s book,

A Field Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms of North America ($10) is a convenient, light-weight, pocket-sized, laminated field guide that offers an overview of the 33 most important medicinal fungi in the US & Canada and helps uncover their healing powers. Each mushroom is presented with clear photographs that show key features and a descriptive text enabling readers to safely identify (or warning them if an ID is challenging) these fascinating organisms loaded with powerful healing agents. In addition, edibility, habitat and fruiting season is provided. Furthermore, all mushrooms are presented with a short reference to their historical use, current medical use, and documented bioactivity. A special section provides instructions on how to collect and process mushrooms in order to make one’s own extracts, tinctures, teas and salves. An overview table gives quick access to the specific uses of all 33 mushroom groups, many of them also distributed in Europe, Asia and beyond.

Healing Power of Medicinal Fungi

Explore the diverse uses and nutritional benefits of medicinal mushrooms and fungal kingdom.

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