San Juan fire is burning prime mushroom habitat

San Juan fire burning near Pinetop

The human-caused San Juan Fire that flared up Thursday is burning some of our favorite hunting grounds on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. It started on the Apache reservation near Boundary … 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

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

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