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AMS EVENT CALENDAR

Upcoming events

    • 30 Mar 2021
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • 15 Jun 2021
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • burn areas throughout the state
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    Are you interested in hunting for the elusive burn morel this spring? If so, the Arizona Mushroom Society in collaboration with Modern Forager, has just created maps of 2020 wildfires, that you will want for your hunt.


    Despite being in a La Nina weather pattern and experiencing extreme drought conditions over the past two years, we received a push of moisture at the end of March. Hopefully this late winter/early spring moisture will help with our ever optimistic pursuit to find burn morels in the mountains of our desert state. 

    When conditions are right, burn morels can grow in large numbers in recently burned areas. They grow in habitat ranging from Ponderosa pine forests to higher elevation spruce-fir vegetation. Since they grow from tree roots, they can only be found in areas with these trees. The fruiting of morel mushrooms can be triggered by wildfires, so having a good map of recent wildfire boundaries is a key resource for having a successful hunt.

    The most limiting factor in Arizona is enough moisture to facilitate the growth of burn morels before it gets too hot and dry for them to fruit. So, some years are better than others based on snowpack, spring precipitation, and temperatures.

    Hunting the Arizona burn morels is challenging. You will need to consider key factors of the locations you are looking such as slope, aspect, soil temperatures, tree species, and whether or not the area has been recently burned. To help with the latter, the Arizona Mushroom Society in collaboration with Modern Forager, have created maps of 2020 wildfires that can be downloaded and used by Arizona Mushroom Society members for FREE via the Avenza Maps app. This builds on a library of existing wildfire perimeter maps available for 2018 and 2019 wildfire as well.

    In addition, the Modern Forager has created an impressive library of Morel burn maps with a Burn Morel E-book and additional mapping resources. For AMS members who to get maps for other states or want access to reference information to learn more about burn morels, you can get a special membership to Modern Forager rate to access these resources for $10. Your membership will support Arizona Mushroom Society.

    To access the free Arizona Mushroom Society Burn Morel library and for instructions on how to use these maps, please register for this event and an email with this information will be sent to you.

Past events

07 Apr 2021 Red Rock Lichen Foray
27 Mar 2021 DIY Build and Grow Your Own Mushrooms Zoom Class!
14 Jan 2021 Mushroom Hunter Skills Part 3: Online Tools for Mushroom Identification
01 Jan 2021 2021 Chet Leathers scholarship
23 Dec 2020 Mushroom Hunter Skills Part 2: Mushroom Preservation with Modern Forager
09 Dec 2020 How to Access and Use Weather Data
05 Dec 2020 AMS Annual Board of Directors Election
27 Nov 2020 Arizona Mushroom Society Stupendous Online Auction!!!
19 Nov 2020 Terrible Toxins and Perilous Poisons of the Fungi Kingdom
21 Oct 2020 Chef Zachary Mazi Talks Thai Fungi
22 Aug 2020 Flagstaff Small Group Forays - Aug 22, 2020
22 Aug 2020 Special Mushroom Getaway Rental Cabin and Gourmet Meal - Aug 22-23, 2020
14 Aug 2020 Annual Foray - August 14-16, 2020
26 Jul 2020 Mushroom Talk - Zoom Meeting
16 Jul 2020 Southwest Mushrooms Zoom - Learn about local mushroom cultivator Michael Crowe!
18 Apr 2020 CANCELLED - Best of the Seasons Fungi Feast and Cooking Demo
14 Mar 2020 Verde Valley Winter Fungi and Plant Walk
15 Feb 2020 Tucson Mushroom Cultivation Workshop - 2/15/2020
09 Jan 2020 Tempe Cultivation Class 1/9/2020: Non-sterile Tam method for growing oyster mushrooms
14 Dec 2019 Winter Potluck and Annual Meeting
11 Nov 2019 REGISTRATION FULL - Exclusive AMS rate for "The Phoenix Takeover" Event
11 Sep 2019 Tucson Area Late Season Snap Foray
02 Sep 2019 Labor Day Snap Foray
25 Aug 2019 2019 Hart Prairie Preserve "Pick and Cook" Foray
23 Aug 2019 Flagstaff Arboretum Fungi Foray
10 Aug 2019 White Mountains Snap Foray
02 Aug 2019 2019 AMS Annual Foray
18 Jul 2019 Educational Lecture: Mushrooming Arizona for Beginners
29 Jun 2019 Morel Feast at Strawberry Lodge
23 Jun 2019 Flagstaff Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
13 Jun 2019 Presentation - Impact of Substrate, Temperature, and Lighting on Oyster Mushroom Bio-efficiency and Nutrceutical Content
08 Jun 2019 Presentation - American Truffle Revolution
01 Jun 2019 Morel Foray #5 - POSTPONED to June 1, 2019 - Jacob Lake
19 May 2019 Morel Foray #4.5 - Sunday May 19, 2019 - CANCELLED
09 May 2019 Morel Foray #4 - Thursday 9 May 2019 - Mt. Graham
08 May 2019 Morel Foray #3 - Wednesday 8 May 2019 - Mogollon Rim
05 May 2019 Morel Foray #2 - Sunday 5 May 2019 - Mogollon Rim
04 May 2019 Morel Foray #1 - Saturday 4 May 2019 - CHANGED TO MOGOLLON RIM
16 Mar 2019 Educational Lecture: Mushrooming Arizona for Beginners
19 Feb 2019 Educational Class: New non-sterile method for growing oyster mushrooms
16 Feb 2019 Learn how to Cultivate Mushrooms Workshop
08 Dec 2018 2018 Winter Meeting & Potluck
26 Nov 2018 Taylor Lockwood Fungal Photography Lecture
10 Nov 2018 AMS Leadership Meeting
03 Nov 2018 1st Annual Fall Mushroom Harvest Potluck
06 Oct 2018 Snap foray: Fall morel look and learn
30 Aug 2018 Educational Lecture: Mushrooming Arizona for Beginners (Tucson)
25 Aug 2018 Hart Prairie Preserve "Pick and Cook" Foray
18 Aug 2018 Coppa Cafe Forager's Feast
18 Aug 2018 Flagstaff Arboretum Mushroom Field Trip and Tasting 2018
10 Aug 2018 2018 AMS Annual Foray
04 Aug 2018 The "Consolation" Foray on the Mogollon Rim
02 Aug 2018 Educational Lecture: Mushrooming Arizona for Beginners (Reprised)
19 Jul 2018 Educational Lecture: Mushrooming Arizona for Beginners
16 Jun 2018 AMS Board of Directors Meeting - June 2018
09 Dec 2017 2017 Winter Meeting & Potluck
04 Sep 2017 Labor Day Snap Foray
26 Aug 2017 Hart Prairie Preserve "Pick and Cook" Foray
18 Aug 2017 Flagstaff Arboretum Mushroom Festival and Foray
10 Aug 2017 2017 NAMA Regional Foray in Arizona
05 Aug 2017 2017 AMS Annual Foray
27 Jul 2017 Educational Lecture: Mushrooming Arizona for Beginners
27 May 2017 Last Chance North Rim Morel Foray - Late May 2017
06 May 2017 Spring Mushroom Dinner at Salt Restaurant
23 Apr 2017 Mid-April 2017 Morel Foray
25 Mar 2017 Culinary Committee Meeting 3/25/17
17 Dec 2016 2016 Winter Meeting & Potluck
17 Sep 2016 Coppa Café Mushroom Dinner & Preservation Workshop
31 Aug 2016 Tucson Member Meeting August 2016
14 Aug 2016 AMS Annual Foray 2016 - Sunday Sessions
13 Aug 2016 AMS Annual Foray 2016 - Wild Food Dinner
13 Aug 2016 AMS Annual Foray 2016 - Saturday Sessions
30 Jul 2016 Katey's Memorial Porcini Foray
30 Jul 2016 Flagstaff Snap Foray
10 Dec 2015 Annual Winter Meeting & Potluck


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