When I lived in Northern California I got into foraging and wild food. It turns out there’s a lot of edible things around! Mushroom hunting is one of my favorite activities because of the lovely variety. Here are some apps I’ve used to help
Roger Phillips Mushrooms ($2.99)
This app is a mushroom field guide around the research of Roger Phillips. It has 1500 species of mushrooms and photos and descriptive information about each variety. Recommended.
The Mushroom Navigator (Free)
This is for mushroom and berry pickers – has built in species and ways to track your finds in the wild and tag various locations. Missing some species though, would be nice to add them.
Trackeen Mushroom Edition ($2.99)
This app is custom built for tracking wild mushroom picking. Save locations, and enter info about the mushroom (database contains 50 species).
Project Noah (Free)
This app is for tracking nature info using citizen participation. It has multiple functions – you can learn more about natural phenomena and animals you find interesting, submit to the database, help with “field missions” and more. Great way of getting further involved in a nature-oriented community.
The mushroom book (Free)
The mushroom book is another useful app for mushrooming. Its database contains the most common mushrooms, their detailed description and all necessary tools for mushroom hunting. Unfortunately it is far from being complete with less than 100 mushrooms in the app.
Fungitron Mushroom Guide (Free)
The app has a beautiful design and contains gorgeous pictures of mushrooms. It is very easy to use and the identify mode is excellent. The number of mushrooms in the free version are limited (70 mushrooms), thus subscription is almost a must for daily usage. On the bad side, search is somewhat nonfunctional since it works for Latin names only.
Book of Mushrooms (Free)
With more than 250 mushrooms and 1000 photos, this is one of the largest database of mushrooms. Information about edibility or hunting time makes the app very practical for mushroom hunters in action.
When you spotted enough edible mushrooms it’s time to make some delicious dinner! This app contains almost 100 unique recipes with photos, ingredients and preparation instructions.