The Arizona Mushroom Society, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt/tax-deductible non-profit Arizona corporation, and is the state affiliate of the North American Mycological Association. We offer a variety of forays, educational meetings, dinners, and other events designed to appeal to novices and experienced mushroom hunters alike.
March 27, 2021 - DIY Build and Grow Your Own Mushroom Zoom
REGISTRATION CLOSED as of March 14th - Have you wanted to build your own mushroom grow bags and grow your own gourmet mushrooms, but have no equipment and zero experience? Than this is just the opportunity for you to actually put together your own mushroom grow bags.
We are holding a class on March 27th to take you step-by-step through the process. Those interested in the class must register by March 14th so there is adequate time for you to buy supplies and pick-up mushroom spawn that will be used in the class. To learn more about this unique opportunity ad to register for the class, check out the event webpage.
AMS HATS & SHIRTS AVAILABLE
The Society has arranged for some spiffy new AMS apparel. These soft, brushed-cotton caps have an embroidered logo that really pops. They come in black, navy, khaki, and gray.
You can buy them online for $25 plus postage, or pick them up at SailorFish Embroidery in Scottsdale and save on shipping costs. We will also be bringing some to the AMS Annual Foray for the same price.
We also have some top quality polo shirts that you can get with the same embroidered logo.
Part of your purchase comes back to the Society to support our educational, scientific, charitable, and recreational programs.
2021 Burn Morels
While the large majority of Arizona is still in drought territory, we have received better than expected moisture in March, and it is possible we may see some fruiting of burn morels this spring. To help you learn about and find burn morels in Arizona, we have joined forces with Modern Forager to make available maps of recent Arizona wildfires via the Avenza Maps App. We have made 10 new free maps from 2020 wildfires. In addition, the entire back catalogue of maps for fires in 2018 and 2019 are also still available. These maps are free to AMS members and will be posted in the discussion forum at the end of the month.
If you are still hungry for morel information, Modern Forager has created an impressive library of Morel burn maps with a Burn Morel E-book and additional mapping resources. For AMS members who to get maps for other states or want access to reference information to learn more about burn morels, you can get a special membership to Modern Forager rate to access these resources for $10. Your membership will support Arizona Mushroom Society.
Lastly, we will be planning for a zoom meeting to be announced for the first week in April to share information about how to use the Avenza Maps App, how to use the burn morel maps, and tips and tricks for seeking out those delicious and rare fungi.
Suspected mushroom poisoning? Call AZ Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222
Your $15 per year membership is valid for your entire household, and entitles you to benefits like
guided forays, mushroom dinners, and members-only maps for more successful hunts.