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.
NAMA REGIONAL FORAY
Our society and the North American Mycological Association are hosting the 2017 Arizona Regional Foray in the White Mountains on August 10-13. Learn in depth from Arizona mushroom expert Dr. Scott Bates, Agaricus guru Dr. Rick Kerrigan, and other national experts.
UPDATE 6/3: This foray has now filled. We are sorry if you missed out, but you can put your name on the waiting list at the event registration page. Perhaps you would like to come to the AMS Annual Foray instead.
2017 ANNUAL FORAY UPDATE
We will soon open registrations for our 2017 Annual Foray, taking place the first weekend in August, 8/4-8/6/2017. We are doing things a bit differently this year, since the NAMA Regional Foray in the White Mountains will occur the very next weekend. The AMS foray will meet on the Mogollon Rim, a little closer to home for most of us. We will have a potluck supper, bonfire, and fun for the whole family, like the clay models of well-known species (pictured above) that Mike Goodwin is preparing for educational purposes. We have a group campsite that can accommodate up to 75 people. More details soon!
SPECIES LIST FOR 2016 FORAY
The Scientific Committee’s commitment to better document the mycological communities in Arizona includes creating a species list for each foray and assisting members with the collection of species. Thanks to the hard work of Terri Clements, Laurie Herring, and Debbie Viess, we now have a thorough record of the 150+ species we found last summer.
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