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2014 Photography Contest Winners

Many thanks to all who sent photographs for consideration in our 2014 photography contest. We had more than 70 to choose from, submitted by over two dozen entrants.  The 15 pictures I selected for the final round have now been voted upon, primarily on the Facebook group page, and Jeff Rogers and … Continue reading

Train Your Dog to Hunt Mushrooms

By Ken Litchfield [Editor’s note: I have often wondered if dogs could be trained to hunt any kind of mushroom, not just truffles. I saw this interesting outline of how to do it on the Mushroom Talk mailing list on Yahoo, and thought it would be worth sharing with the … Continue reading

Finalists for the 2014 Photo of the Year contest – Please vote!

As promised, here are the photos I decided to put before you as finalist nominees for our picture of the year. The winner will be announced at the winter potluck meeting of the Arizona Mushroom Club on Thursday, Dec. 11. It was really hard to pick from so many good … Continue reading

Warm December rains produce late oyster mushrooms

Brian Marshall just sent a report from Flagstaff, where this week’s warm, heavy rains have produced a rare December fruiting of oyster mushrooms.  He was mountain biking around 8200 feet elevation in the Little Mt. Elden/Dry Lakes Hills area east of the San Francisco Peaks, and found a nice flush … Continue reading

Photo contest for next month’s AZ Mushroom Club meeting

In recognition of the many wonderful photographs our readers have been sending to this blog and posting on the Facebook page, I have been requested to collect some of the year’s best pictures for a slide show at the winter meeting of our Mushroom Club on December 11. We’ve seen some absolutely eye-popping images over the … Continue reading

Ride sharing to the Arizona Mushroom Club meeting

Folks, Remember that this web site has a ride-sharing page on Zimride that you can use to hitch a ride to the Arizona Mushroom Club winter potluck or any other destination you desire. I’ve just added a Zimride event with the time and place info for the December 11 potluck and club … Continue reading

Late-fall Ink Caps found in Sierra Vista

Eddie Bolero sent these pictures of Ink Caps (Coprinopsis atramentaria) or a closely related Coprinopsis that he found growing on the remains of a decaying stump in the Sierra Vista area.  He reports they were delicious. The veil was rather prominent on the younger specimens, with relatively attenuated striation of the cap and … Continue reading

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Mushroom Foray Checklists

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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.

Arizona Mushroom Club Winter Potluck 2014

The Arizona Mushroom Club will be holding its winter potluck dinner and meeting at the Maricopa County Extension Center in Phoenix on December 11, 2014.

Fall and Winter Mushrooming In Arizona

Yes, there are some mushrooms to be found in Arizona in the fall and winter. You'll work for them, though.
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