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

Looks like a VERY early start to the 2015 monsoon season

The unusually wet late-spring weather pattern of 2015 continues, as the remnants of Hurricane Andres are winding down with a few final showers in the northern and eastern parts of the state … Continue reading

Memorable year continues with June morels

This spring’s morel finds on the Slide fire seem to have tapered off. Temperatures in the approximately 7000-foot terrain in this burn are likely now too high to sustain any further growth. Anna Kawski … Continue reading

David Arora’s perspective on morels and good luck

The morel fruitings we had this spring in the Arizona mountains, while quite welcome and more productive than in many prior years, were not nearly as extensive as those we saw … Continue reading

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

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

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