“Fun with Fungi” lecture in Phoenix well attended

Amy Eichsteadt

Last night at the Arizona Herb Association meeting in Phoenix, the Arizona Mushroom Club’s Amy Eichsteadt gave an hour-long presentation about fungi that was very well-attended and well-received. She started … Continue reading

A useful new GPS mapping tool for your smartphone from the U.S. Forest Service

National Forest map samples from Arizona

A couple of weeks ago this site posted a checklist of equipment recommendations for mushroom forays.  In the comments to that post, Mike Dechter alerted us to the following: “On … Continue reading

Mushroom Foray Equipment Checklist: Beyond the Basket

Opinel Mushroom Knife

[Ed. Note 9/6/2014: Welcome to visitors from Fantastic Fungi’s competition! Glad to have you here at the Arizona Mushroom Forum. Paul Stamets and Dr. Andrew Weil are two of the biggest … Continue reading

ADOT Reopening Roads in White Mountains

Open country north of Sunrise

Just in time for morel season, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is reopening some of our favorite high-country roads in the White Mountains that have been closed since October or … Continue reading

The Foraging Wars: Extreme Eating Hits California – The Daily Beast

Abalone shells

A thought-provoking story on foraging this evening from the Daily Beast.  It dovetails with our recent post on the problems at Salt Point State Park in California.  As foraging for … Continue reading

Mushrooms by the Truckload

Don’t know how I missed this story about the great 2013 mushroom season in Flagstaff. There is a long list of things the rains brought this year. High on it … Continue reading

The Radical Mycology project, and a word about psychoactive mushrooms

teonanacatl

If you want to talk about the scientific or cultural aspects of the psychoactive mushrooms, or show a picture of one found in the wild, feel free to do so. Continue reading

Salt Point State Park and the Tragedy of the No-Commons

Salt Point State Park

Trouble at Salt Point State Park National Public Radio had a story last week about mushroom foraging at Salt Point State Park in California, along the Sonoma coast north of San Francisco, … Continue reading

Interactive public-lands map from the Arizona State Land Department

Public Lands Map of Arizona

Here’s a tool that may prove useful to our readers, especially those exploring new areas. The Arizona State Land Department publishes an on-line Geographical Information System (GIS) that anyone can … Continue reading