Early July 2015: Porcini, oysters, cauliflower, even chanterelles

It’s ON! Last week, we took a look at the precipitation that fell in spring and early summer, as well as the forecast for further monsoon rains, and predicted an … 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

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

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

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

A first edition of Theatrum Fungorum (1675), for those with money to burn

Theatrum Fungorum

If you really don’t need that appendectomy, and don’t want that brand-new Honda Civic, why not spend the money on this beautiful old book instead? This is the lushly illustrated … 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

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