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A NEW ADVENTURE IN AMATEUR MYCOLOGY

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. 

2018 FORAY SPECIES LIST

Terri Clements and Christian Schwarz, assisted by a number of members of the AMS Scientific Committee, have completed the species checklist for the 2018 Annual Foray held in the White Mountains Aug. 10-12.  

At least 163 species of fungi were recorded, among them such oddities as Pseudohydnum gelatinosum, Catathelasma imperiale, Alloclavaria purpurea, and Cantharocybe gruberi. Many interesting specimens were saved for vouchering to the Gilbertson Fungal Herbarium at the University of Arizona. You can see a good representation of what we found on iNaturalist

The foray was not quite as productive as 2017, but showed good diversity and was distinguished by highly informative presentations, delicious fungal creations by chef Chad Hyatt, and plenty of good fellowship. We are all looking forward to next year!



TAYLOR LOCKWOOD VISIT

Famed fungal photographer Taylor Lockwood, who holds the distinction of taking the only photograph of a mushroom ever to be immortalized on a US postage stamp, will be visiting Arizona shortly after Thanksgiving. 

Unfortunately, his tight schedule will not permit him to attend our annual meeting in December, but he will give a free lecture at 7 PM on Monday, November 26th, at the ASU Natural History Collections Building, 734 W. Alameda, Tempe. Set aside that evening to see beautiful professional photographs of the most astonishing fungi from around the world, including a number of bioluminescent (glow-in-the-dark) species.

Registration opens Nov. 19 for AMS members and guests, and Nov. 21 for the general public. Go to the event page on our calendar for more details and registration instructions.



INTRO TO ARIZONA FUNGI

For the 4th time this year, Bill Warner will be delivering his popular introductory lecture on the fungi of Arizona, this time in Tucson.

The presentation will take place at the community room in the Ward 6 Council building, 3202 E. 1st St., Tucson 85716. Doors open at 6:30 and the lecture will begin promptly at 7:00.

There are 30 seats available for AMS members and their guests, and registration is open now. If any spaces remain, they will open to the public on Wednesday Aug. 29 at 7:00 pm.

Full details and the mandatory registration form can be found at the event page.

Thanks Bill! You've really gone the extra mile for the AMS membership this year, especially for the novices.

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