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Arizona Mushroom Society ANNUAL FORAY
Mark your calendars for the August 12-14 Annual Foray in Alpine, Arizona in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. The annual foray is our annual opportunity to spend a weekend learning about, finding, talking about and eating wild Arizona fungi!
This year we are bringing in and partnering with some AMAZING folks to give you the opportunity to learn and experience wild mushroom hunting with the best. The main goal of our events is education, which is why we couldn't be more please to host star citizen scientist and talented photographer Alan Rockefeller AND our very own Arizona Mushroom Society Scientific Committee Chair and also star citizen scientist, Terri Clements.
Alan will be providing the events Saturday evening presentation, and both Terri and Alan will be sharing their collective knowledge of fungi we find on forays and at the Table talk on Sunday morning.
For those of you looking forward to some excellent and local food, we are very excited to share that wild food chefs Brett Vibber and Jaren Bates of Wild Arizona Cuisine, will be joining us to provide an Arizona Mushroom Society fungi feast on Saturday night. Do yourself a favor and make sure you sign up for what is guaranteed to be the best AMS annual foray meal.
Wild Arizona Cuisine will also have breakfasts and brown bag lunches available for purchase locally in Alpine, AZ.
We are also making available camping opportunities at the local Luna Lake Campground, and partnering with the nearby guest lodge, Aspen Lodge. Those who want to reserve a campsite at Luna Lake for tent or trailer camping can reserve a spot here.
For those who want slightly more developed facilities or a spot for your RV with hook ups, we encourage you to rent a place at the Aspen Lodge! They have a number of accommodations including a bunkhouse for a group, chalets, and small cabins at very affordable prices.
The "Maine" cabin at Aspen Lodge
They also have awesome owners who are eager to learn more about mushrooms since it turns out the lodge is in a prime location for summer fungi.
To attend a foray, you must register for a day and time by registering for this event. To participate in the Saturday fungi feast, you can sign-up at the link that will be here.
We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in helping setup and run the event. If interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org