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
Feasting and foraging with the Coppa Café
By Mike Dechter In late August of 2013, the Coppa Café in Flagstaff advertised a special “forager’s feast”. The restaurant is a favorite for my Francophile wife, and I was excited to see how well they could combine haute-cuisine gourmet cooking with down-low foraging. For the past five years I had been … Continue reading
Arizona Mushroom Club winter potluck will be Dec. 11
The 2014 holiday potluck meeting of the Arizona Mushroom Club has been fixed for Thursday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 pm. Note that due to a scheduling difficulty, it is taking place on a Thursday night instead of the usual Friday. As usual, it will be held at the Maricopa County Extension … Continue reading
New mushroom cookbook from the Cascade Mycological Society
This new cookbook from the Cascade Mycological Society looks like it would be worth having. Those folks up in the Northwest know their mushrooms… $23.50 including shipping. Profits are used for CMS grants and scholarships. Christmas is coming; this would be a sweet gift for any of us… Link: Cascade Mycological … Continue reading
The old question: Cut vs. pick?
With the great October fire morel flush of 2014 in progress, and the Arizona Mushroom Club about to go on foray in a day or two, the question arises anew: Should morels, and other species of mushrooms, be cut off flush at the base with a knife? Or should they … Continue reading
Arizona Mushroom Club morel foray called for this weekend
In follow-up to our last post on fire morels, we are pleased to learn that neither Dr. Leathers nor Rose was seriously injured in their accident. Dr. Leathers and the foray coordinator, Terry Beckman, have decided that conditions are right for a morel foray this coming Saturday in the White … Continue reading
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.