AZ Mushroom Club 2015 winter meeting and potluck dinner set for December 10

AMC-Foray-Aug-2015-Chet-Leathers

The date for the 2015 holiday potluck dinner and member meeting of the Arizona Mushroom Club  has been set for Thursday, December 10. As usual, it will take place at the Maricopa … Continue reading

Native American Use of Edible Mushrooms in the Southwest

Lycoperdon Perlatum

The Southwestern region of the United States is a landscape inherently shaped by the presence and practices of Native American groups, and has in turn shaped the cultures and traditions of … Continue reading

Cauliflower Tales: Arizona’s unique Sparassis

Sparassis americana var. arizonica

The North American Mycological Association’s journal of amateur American mycology, McIlvainea, is a rich source of information for the intermediate and advanced mushroom enthusiast. It’s available online for free at the NAMA … Continue reading

Mushroom Dye Workshops from Mycopigments.com

Knitters, weavers and other crafts-oriented folks, you may want to take a look at the mushroom dyes shown on the Mycopigments.com website.  It’s not widespread knowledge, but fungi and lichens can be used to … 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

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

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