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.
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 schedule will not permit him to attend our annual meeting in December, but he will give a special free lecture to our members on the evening of Monday, November 26th. Time and place is still TBD, but 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.
For the real photography buffs, there MAY be a photo seminar on the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 25, which will require a supplemental payment. Full details coming soon.
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.
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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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.