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

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

Looks like a VERY early start to the 2015 monsoon season

The unusually wet late-spring weather pattern of 2015 continues, as the remnants of Hurricane Andres are winding down with a few final showers in the northern and eastern parts of the state … Continue reading

Foraying for winter oysters in Oak Creek Canyon tomorrow (18 Jan 2015)

Brian Marshall, who found oyster mushrooms in Flagstaff last month, sends us another interesting report from Oak Creek Canyon today: After spending a fantastic day of mountain biking in Sedona I spotted … Continue reading

Even more December oysters, plus honeys, puffballs, and more

AMF reader Horace Sheffield sent in some pictures today from south of the Page Springs area in the Verde Valley, showing another big fruiting of oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus or P. pulmonarius) … Continue reading

Finalists for the 2014 Photo of the Year contest – Please vote!

As promised, here are the photos I decided to put before you as finalist nominees for our picture of the year. The winner will be announced at the winter potluck … Continue reading

Feasting and foraging with the Coppa Café

Coppa Chef Brian Konefal

By Mike Dechter In late August of 2013, the Coppa Café in Flagstaff advertised a special “forager’s feast”. The restaurant is a favorite for my Francophile wife, and I was … Continue reading

Late July 2014 Update: Choice edibles on Mt. Lemmon

Pleurotus pulmonarius

Between work and tramping around in the mountains, I have been remiss in getting early-season updates on the page.  Time for a little show-and-tell! This will be the first in … Continue reading

Oyster Mushrooms in the White Mountains 7-19-2014

Last Saturday, July 19, I decided to head back to the White Mountains to see if another week of intermittent storms had made any difference since my empty-handed scouting foray … Continue reading

Scouting the Mogollon Rim, 13 July 2014

A delightful trip to the White Mountains on Saturday the 12th tantalized me with a pleasing dampness of the forest, promising an early start to the season, but was ultimately fruitless for edible species. … Continue reading