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Downtown DIY: Foraging Arizona Mushrooms

Mycologist Erik Nelson, of the Arizona Mushroom Primer, will be giving a talk at the Mesa Public Library on Thursday evening, Aug 27.  He will discuss the ecology and habitat … Continue reading

August 2015 foray of the Arizona Mushroom Club

The Arizona Mushroom Club has fixed the dates of the August 2015 foray in the White Mountains. It will take place the weekend of August 15-16 in Springerville. Full details … Continue reading

Late July 2015: High season, and the recovery of the Wallow Fire

  This update comes rather later than I had hoped, but it’s now clear that high season for our summer mushrooms is well under way. Since our previous report in early … Continue reading

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

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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!

High Season Update - Late July 2015

All our good summer edibles are now appearing in ample quantities. Even better, the areas burned by the wallow Fire in 2011 are recovering.
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