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

Never mind August, clear your schedule for July

The 2015 monsoon is under way good and early, as we previously discussed. Some parts of the White Mountains are approaching 2 inches of rain in the past two weeks, … 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

Memorable year continues with June morels

This spring’s morel finds on the Slide fire seem to have tapered off. Temperatures in the approximately 7000-foot terrain in this burn are likely now too high to sustain any further growth. Anna Kawski … Continue reading

Unexpectedly good rainfall; will the fire morels pop?

The Flagstaff/Sedona area is waking up wetter than expected this morning, with up to 6 inches of snow on the higher mountain terrain, and rainfall in lower elevations amounting to over 2 inches in … Continue reading

Warm December rains produce late oyster mushrooms

Brian Marshall just sent a report from Flagstaff, where this week’s warm, heavy rains have produced a rare December fruiting of oyster mushrooms.  He was mountain biking around 8200 feet … Continue reading

Looking back at the big storm, and ahead to season’s end

Hurricane Norbert is now history, and the rains it brought will likely usher in the final flush of the season.

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

Scouting the White Mountains, 12 July 2014

Storm approaching Greens Peak

After a warm, dry winter and a disappointing spring morel season, the sight of dark thunderheads rising over the White Mountains put joy in my heart as I set out on my first … Continue reading