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How you can help the ICOM8 mycology conference in Flagstaff

A few months ago, I posted news of the 8th International Conference on Mycorrhiza (ICOM8) taking place at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff next month. The official program for the meeting has … Continue reading

Early July 2015: Porcini, oysters, cauliflower, even chanterelles

It’s ON! Last week, we took a look at the precipitation that fell in spring and early summer, as well as the forecast for further monsoon rains, and predicted an … Continue reading

Never mind August, clear your schedule for July

The 2015 monsoon is under way good and early, as we previously discussed. Some parts of the White Mountains are approaching 2 inches of rain in the past two weeks, … Continue reading

Morels, boletes, oysters, and David Arora. In June. Am I dreaming?

June is the driest month in Arizona, and one would typically not even consider going out on a foray for edible mushrooms at this time of year. However, thanks to Hurricane … Continue reading

Arizona Mushroom Club foray scheduled for Saturday

Just received word from the Arizona Mushroom Club that they will be going out on a group foray in the White Mountains this coming Saturday. Full details and a map … Continue reading

Looks like a VERY early start to the 2015 monsoon season

The unusually wet late-spring weather pattern of 2015 continues, as the remnants of Hurricane Andres are winding down with a few final showers in the northern and eastern parts of the state … Continue reading

Memorable year continues with June morels

This spring’s morel finds on the Slide fire seem to have tapered off. Temperatures in the approximately 7000-foot terrain in this burn are likely now too high to sustain any further growth. Anna Kawski … Continue reading

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Mushroom Foray Checklists

These pages are the most popular on the site. We'll guide you through a detailed look at all the equipment you need for a mushroom foray, with a lot of tips on technique.

Arizona Mushrooms: Where and When?

Another one of our most popular posts. This page will give you a thorough overview of the best times and places to look for wild mushrooms in this beautiful and geographically diverse state.

Finalists - Photo Contest 2014

Over 70 excellent photographs were submitted for the 2014 Photo Contest. These were all taken in Arizona this year. Well done, folks!

Morel Update May 2015

Morels are fruiting on the Slide fire, although in modest numbers. There is hope for more with another storm and continued moderate temperatures.
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