Upcoming mushroom festivals at Flagstaff and Telluride

Telluride Canyon

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

Selva Pascuala 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

NAU Bark Beetle Researcher Fights Back With Fungus

  Here’s a story that should be of considerable local interest. All of us who spend time in the woods of Arizona’s high country have seen the devastation wrought by bark … Continue reading

Foraying for winter oysters in Oak Creek Canyon tomorrow (18 Jan 2015)

Brian Marshall, who found oyster mushrooms in Flagstaff last month, sends us another interesting report from Oak Creek Canyon today: After spending a fantastic day of mountain biking in Sedona I spotted … Continue reading

Native American Use of Edible Mushrooms in the Southwest

Lycoperdon Perlatum

The Southwestern region of the United States is a landscape inherently shaped by the presence and practices of Native American groups, and has in turn shaped the cultures and traditions of … Continue reading

Even more December oysters, plus honeys, puffballs, and more

AMF reader Horace Sheffield sent in some pictures today from south of the Page Springs area in the Verde Valley, showing another big fruiting of oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus or P. pulmonarius) … 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 … Continue reading