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 “Virtual Foray” for fire morels

Morels on the San Juan fire

I’ve just returned from the San Juan burn in the White Mountains, where a large fruiting of fire morels is under way. We collected enormous quantities, but left much larger stashes of … 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

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

Fall and winter mushrooming in Arizona

The epic 2013 monsoon season has come to a close, and the cold and snow are settling on our favorite hunting grounds in the high country. And so the Arizona … Continue reading

Recording your finds at the Mushroom Observer

Time for a little science!  There is a great database on the Internet called the Mushroom Observer.  It’s like a supercharged, shared logbook that allows you to record every detail … Continue reading

Where and when do you look for mushrooms in Arizona?

summer monsoon rains in arizona

Arizona, like California, benefits from large variations in terrain elevation that allow one to explore very different biomes with only a short drive.  Those whose perception of the state has been shaped … Continue reading