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
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.