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. Go to Episode 601 to watch a stream of the TV program.
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.
December 14, 2019 Winter Meeting and Potluck!
The annual Arizona Mushroom Society Winter Meeting and Potluck will be held this Saturday, December 14th in Phoenix, AZ!
This year, the annual winter meeting will include a presentation from Bill Warner on Pleurotus of Arizona and a demo on how to assemble your own oyster mushroom grow bag to take home, and an opportunity for AMS members to vote on two board members whose positions are available for re-selection.
The annual meeting and potluck will also include an opportunity to indulge a bit on AMS merchandise, or holiday gifts for yourself or others with silent auction baskets made possible by the indomitable Ms. Beth Bilodeau.
This meeting is free for all AMS members. As tradition has it, we ask that each participant brings a dish to contribute to the potluck. If your last name begins with letter A-H, please bring a salad or side dish; if I-P please bring a dessert; if Q-Z please bring a main dish. All dishes and diners shall comply with the AMS safety guidelines.
Registration has already filled up for this event.
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.