Recap of the August 2014 Foray of the Arizona Mushroom Club

At last, I can report on the very pleasant and productive foray that the Arizona Mushroom Club held in the White Mountains on the weekend of Aug. 23-24, 2014.  I apologize for … Continue reading

The last word on eating raw mushrooms

Over on the Mushroom Identification Forum on Facebook, there is a lengthy and vehement flame war going on today about the safety and desirability of eating raw mushrooms. It is astonishing to read … Continue reading

First aspen bolete of the year found in Flagstaff

Leccinum insigne found near Flagstaff July 2014

Terry Stone sent a photograph of a solitary aspen bolete (Leccinum insigne complex) he found this week in Flagstaff.  This is the first good edible bolete that we know of for the 2014 season. … 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 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

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