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.
2019 Annual Foray - Now Televised!!!
The 2019 Annual Foray was on August 2-4, 2019 at the Sunrise Park Resort Hotel in Greer, Arizona.
It was an extraordinary event with mycophiles Alisa Allen, who taught on dyeing with mycopigments, Chad Hyatt who shared cooking techniques and tasty dishes with local and not-so-local finds, and keynote speaker, mycologist, author, and photographer, Noah Siegel.
The event was filmed by reporter David Fenster, who shared that the story will air this Sunday, September 8th, on PBS. The show is called Arizona Illustrated. If you would like to watch it, you will have to check your local PBS station for times. The story will also be available online the following Sunday or Monday. You can watch the whole episode online or just the individual story which is titled "The Foray". Links to this specific episode will be available soon. The Arizona Illustrated website.
In addition, the species list for the foray as complied by Terri Clements and Noah Siegel, is now available in the Scientific Committee discussion group files.
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.
The Arizona Mushroom Society is praying for rain and planning for summer mushroom forays.
On August 10 we have a Snap Foray planned in the white mountains. A passcode for registration has been sent out to all AMS members that have not attended a foray this year. Friday morning, the event will be opened to all members until we meet capacity.
The Flagstaff Arboretum Fungi Foray is a two-part event with a lecture Friday, August 23 and a fungi foray to learn of local mycoflora on the morning of August 24. We use this event to support the Flagstaff Arboretum and to provide an opportunity for AMS members, Arboreturm members, and other interested publics to learn about our local fantastic fungi!
On August 25 we have planned our very special Hart Prairie "Pick and Cook" Foray. This is a unique opportunity to hunt mushrooms on the beautiful Hart Prairie Preserve, followed by hand crafted snacks and locally made drinks while learning of the mushrooms we've found and enjoying breathtaking mountain views.
More opportunities for AMS forays me be available in the coming weeks. Please check the website Events webpage for more information.
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.