The North Carolina Fungi Book shows various species of fungi that can be readily found in Western North Carolina along with watercolor illustrations. There is a description for each species mentioned, along with defining characteristics for identifying individual species. Edibility is mentioned, but this is not a foraging guide. This book is perfect for identifying and appreciating mushrooms as a hobby. Some of the common species included are Chanterelles, Chicken of the Woods, and Old Man of the Woods. Various poisonous species are discussed like the Angel of Death. The watercolor illustrations and photographs help show key characteristics that define each mushroom.