San Juan and Slide fire closures

San Juan fire jack pines

Last weekend I had the chance to drive out FR 117 and FR 61, past Greens Peak in the vicinity of Pancho Spring, and see the damage wrought by the … Continue reading

San Juan fire is burning prime mushroom habitat

San Juan fire burning near Pinetop

The human-caused San Juan Fire that flared up Thursday is burning some of our favorite hunting grounds on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. It started on the Apache reservation near Boundary … 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

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

A great resource: Specialty and exotic produce sellers’ websites

Mushrooms at Far West Fungi

When you’re learning about edible mushroom identification and cookery, a good place to look is at the web sites of specialty produce sellers. These companies mostly cater to restaurants and chefs, … Continue reading

ADOT Reopening Roads in White Mountains

Open country north of Sunrise

Just in time for morel season, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is reopening some of our favorite high-country roads in the White Mountains that have been closed since October or … Continue reading

Report from the 2013 Winter Potluck of the Arizona Mushroom Club

Last week, the Arizona Mushroom Club met in Phoenix for its traditional annual winter potluck supper. Turnout was good with over 35 people attending, including several new members and interested … Continue reading