The chrome bolete, Harrya chromapes, in Arizona

Note: Thanks to AMC member Bill Warner for sending along this informative report and superb photos from a recent visit to the Mogollon Rim region. The “chrome bolete” or “chrome-footed … Continue reading

The August 2013 Foray of the Arizona Mushroom Club

Last weekend, Aug 17-18, the Arizona Mushroom Club had its first foray of the season in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. Turnout was excellent, with nearly 60 people and … Continue reading

Mushroom Foray Equipment Checklist: The Basket

Ghana baskets from Fungi Perfecti

[ED. NOTE – 4/27/14: There is now a follow-up post describing everything besides the basket that you need for foraging, located at Mushroom Foray Equipment Checklist: Beyond the Basket.] A sturdy basket, … Continue reading

Recognizing Cortinarius, our most common enemy

Mushrooms of the genus Cortinarius are a common sight on any foray in the Arizona monsoon season.  Many of them are toxic, and very few are edible.  The genus is … Continue reading

A mushroom picnic on the edge of the Mogollon Rim

Last weekend was one of the most enjoyable mushroom outings ever. Saturday morning I met up with my cousin John Kennedy, from Humboldt, and his adorable daughter Addie. We explored … 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