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Morel update May 2015 – Not bad, not great

Arizona mushroom hunters have seen all too many dry, warm winter and spring seasons come and go with no hint of morel fruitings. However, 2015 is not one of those … Continue reading

Unexpectedly good rainfall; will the fire morels pop?

The Flagstaff/Sedona area is waking up wetter than expected this morning, with up to 6 inches of snow on the higher mountain terrain, and rainfall in lower elevations amounting to over 2 inches in … Continue reading

National Monument status for the Kaibab Plateau – Blessing or curse?

In the news lately, the Obama administration is considering the possibility of creating a new Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument in Northern Arizona. This large preserve would be carved out of the Kaibab National Forest … Continue reading

Upcoming mushroom festivals at Flagstaff and Telluride

Arizona fungus fans will want to jot down a couple of dates that have been set for nearby mushroom festivals this summer. The 35th annual Telluride mushroom festival in southwestern Colorado will take place on … Continue reading

ICOM8 mycological conference taking place this year in Flagstaff

A mycorrhiza is the name for a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and the roots of a vascular plant. Many of our favorite edible mushrooms, such as the boletes and chanterelles, … Continue reading

The morels are here, along with some other spring edibles

As we’ve discussed before, the off-season mushroom hunting in Arizona is hit or miss, and more miss than hit most winters. But there has been a decent amount of moisture in … Continue reading

A Cave In Spain Contains the Earliest Known Depictions of Mushrooms

From Leon Shernoff’s excellent Mushroom, the Journal, an interesting article about the earliest artistic depiction of mushrooms. These were painted on a cave wall at Selva Pascuala in Spain some … Continue reading

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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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