The Arizona Mushroom Society is now accepting on-line registrations

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As reported previously, the Arizona Mushroom Club disbanded last month upon the retirement of its longtime President, Dr. Chester Leathers. Several other leaders of the club have also decided to take a … Continue reading

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

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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

Recap of the 2014 Telluride Mushroom Festival

If you ever wanted to spend four or five days completely immersed in the Kingdom of Fungi, there’s no place on earth like the Telluride Mushroom Festival in Colorado, held at … Continue reading

This summer, Telluride will become a mushroom mecca once again

A write-up of the Telluride Mushroom Festival from last week’s Telluride Journal: This summer, Telluride will become a mushroom mecca once again. For more than three decades, scientists, chefs, mystical … Continue reading

Oyster Mushrooms in the White Mountains 7-19-2014

Last Saturday, July 19, I decided to head back to the White Mountains to see if another week of intermittent storms had made any difference since my empty-handed scouting foray … Continue reading

NAMA 2014 Annual Foray registration is open (and filling fast)

The North American Mycological Association has opened registration for their 2014 annual foray. It will take place in Eatonville, Washington, on October 9th-12th. Registration details are at the Puget Sound Mycological Society … 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

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