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

“Fun with Fungi” lecture in Phoenix well attended

Amy Eichsteadt

Last night at the Arizona Herb Association meeting in Phoenix, the Arizona Mushroom Club’s Amy Eichsteadt gave an hour-long presentation about fungi that was very well-attended and well-received. She started … Continue reading

Caçadors de Bolets: A prime-time TV hit in Spain

Rovello - Lactarius deliciosus

In America, prime time TV means we watch such uplifting fare as the Kardashians, the Bachelor, and “Extra”.  In Barcelona, they watch “Caçadors de Bolets” (“Mushroom Hunters”).  Sigh…. Over 600,000 … 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

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

Edibility of Amanita muscaria: follow-up to the Arizona Highways fiasco

Tana Karen and Amanita muscaria

Everyone who has spent even one late-summer day foraging for mushrooms in the mountains of Arizona is likely to have seen the beautiful and distinctive fly agaric, Amanita muscaria, in … Continue reading

The September 2013 foray of the Arizona Mushroom Club

On Saturday, September 14th, the Arizona Mushroom Club held its second foray of the summer monsoon season on the Mogollon Rim east of Payson. We explored the area around Willow … Continue reading

Whoops! Arizona Highways magazine declares A. muscaria edible; recalls press run

The venerable and justly famous magazine Arizona Highways provides its 350,000 subscribers some of the most beautiful nature photography, and most informative stories about traveling and adventuring in Arizona, that have ever … Continue reading