ALFOZ DE SANTA GADEA’S MYCOLOGY BOOK PRESENTATION

ALFOZ DE SANTA GADEA’S MYCOLOGY BOOK PRESENTATION

We had the opportunity to introduce the “MICOLOGÍA, DEL ALFOZ DE SANTA GADEA” guide to the Provincial Council of Burgos on 6th of March 2018. The book was promoted by Alfoz de Santa Gadea Council as part of a 7 books collection. These include the history of the Alfoz, Monte Hijedo, the local fauna and flora, the ethnography and the historiography of the municipality.

The release of the book would not have been possible without the work of Jaime Olaizola, Juan Andrés Oria de Rueda and Beatriz de la Parra. The photographic contribution of other mycology experts, like Aurelio García Blanco, must be also acknowledged.

This is a field guide which endeavours to show in a simple way the different mushrooms that can be found in  Alfoz municipality, remarking the great diversity in the outstanding forest area of Monte Hijedo. This place has a strategic geographic situation, which confers a great mycological diversity.

The book tries to enable base knowledge in wild mushrooms identification to mycological amateurs. This guide targets local mushrooms throughout 90 descriptive tabs, with detailed information about life cycle, ecology, descriptions, possible confusions with other species and other useful data of these mushrooms.