I am often asked what field guide or books do you recommend. This is my page for just that and also Videos. Here are my picks.
Billy Joe Tatum
Wild Foods Field Guide and Cookbook
Billy Joe is no longer with us, but her book lives on. She has been a guiding light to those young foragers in our state. When asked by a beginner what book I would recommend, this is my first response. Not only do the edible plants in her book grow in our state, but she also has a cookbook for those who want to try some. I fell in love with this book many years ago as my grandmother was from Arkansas. Every time I pick it up it reminds me of my roots.
Edible Wild Plants of the Prairie
Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms