This “Barrows’ bolete” may make you sick!

Last weekend in Hannagan Meadow we were hitting the Boletus rubriceps pretty hard, but hadn’t found any of my favorite B. barrowsii. I was delighted to spot a large, fat-stemmed white bolete, visible from fifty … 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

Mid-August update 2014: Mushrooms all over

Shrimp & Lobster in Flagstaff

Looking like a pretty good season so far, not as good as 2013, but not bad.  Photos from readers are coming in almost faster than I can keep up with. We’re … Continue reading

Hail Caesar, and long live the King!

Boletus barrowsii

The king boletes have taken their time before appearing this year, despite good rainfall in July and occasional rains in the first ten days of August.  It may be that the very … Continue reading

Late July 2014: Scouting the White Mountains and Mogollon Rim

Amanita muscaria

The week following the successful foray on Mt. Lemmon, it was time to return to the White Mountains and see if the three or four inches of rain received in the … Continue reading

Late July 2014 Update: Choice edibles on Mt. Lemmon

Pleurotus pulmonarius

Between work and tramping around in the mountains, I have been remiss in getting early-season updates on the page.  Time for a little show-and-tell! This will be the first in … 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

Scouting the Mogollon Rim, 13 July 2014

A delightful trip to the White Mountains on Saturday the 12th tantalized me with a pleasing dampness of the forest, promising an early start to the season, but was ultimately fruitless for edible species. … Continue reading

Ride sharing for the approaching season

UPDATE 4/29/2015: Regrettably, the Zimride service that was discussed in the original post below has recently ceased operations for the general public. An update on their home page states, “Zimride by … Continue reading

The first edibles of the 2014 season are in (and they’re not morels…)

Coprinopsis atramentaria from the Verde Valley

This year’s morel season has been a bust for everyone, as far as we know here at the Arizona Mushroom Forum.  Over the past six weeks, I have searched everywhere– … Continue reading