Morels, boletes, oysters, and David Arora. In June. Am I dreaming?

June is the driest month in Arizona, and one would typically not even consider going out on a foray for edible mushrooms at this time of year. However, thanks to Hurricane … Continue reading

David Arora’s perspective on morels and good luck

The morel fruitings we had this spring in the Arizona mountains, while quite welcome and more productive than in many prior years, were not nearly as extensive as those we saw … Continue reading

The old question: Cut vs. pick?

Morels on the San Juan fire

With the great October fire morel flush of 2014 in progress, and the Arizona Mushroom Club about to go on foray in a day or two, the question arises anew: … Continue reading

Boletus rubriceps, a new species of porcini from the southwestern USA

It has been a long time coming, but a paper by David Arora and Jonathan Frank that was published yesterday in North American Fungi makes the case that the red-capped … Continue reading

Mushroom Foray Equipment Checklist: Beyond the Basket

Opinel Mushroom Knife

[Ed. Note 9/6/2014: Welcome to visitors from Fantastic Fungi’s competition! Glad to have you here at the Arizona Mushroom Forum. Paul Stamets and Dr. Andrew Weil are two of the biggest … 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

Salt Point State Park and the Tragedy of the No-Commons

Salt Point State Park

Trouble at Salt Point State Park National Public Radio had a story last week about mushroom foraging at Salt Point State Park in California, along the Sonoma coast north of San Francisco, … Continue reading

The chrome bolete, Harrya chromapes, in Arizona

Note: Thanks to AMC member Bill Warner for sending along this informative report and superb photos from a recent visit to the Mogollon Rim region. The “chrome bolete” or “chrome-footed … Continue reading

Mushroom Foray Equipment Checklist: The Basket

Ghana baskets from Fungi Perfecti

[ED. NOTE – 4/27/14: There is now a follow-up post describing everything besides the basket that you need for foraging, located at Mushroom Foray Equipment Checklist: Beyond the Basket.] A sturdy basket, … Continue reading