The recent rains have kept the mushroom season going here in northern Arizona, so we're offering another opportunity to join us for a wild mushroom foray on Saturday, August 27, 2022. This foray requires a high clearance vehicle or a 1/2 mile walk from the nearest main road to get to the meet-up location.
Summer forays are a valuable opportunity to learn about our local mycoflora, and while edibles are likely to be found it is not the goal of the foray. If you are interested in learning about local mushrooms, and haven't had an opportunity to register for an AMS event this year, here is a chance for you.
Those registered will need to meet at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 27th north of the Flagstaff area. As mentioned above, the meet-up location is at the end of a route that requires a high-clearance vehicle such as a pick-up truck or SUV. Details on meet-up location will be sent to registered participants once you are registered. More detailed information on location will be sent to those who successfully register.
Please only register if you are sure you can attend. There are limited spaces available for people to participate.
Please be sure to come to the event prepared for summer monsoon season in the high mountains. You will need hiking boots, sunscreen, food, water, rain gear, and basic first aid supplies. Please be sure to bring a trusty knife and basket or paper bags or baskets for collecting mushrooms.
The monsoon season has been especially active this year and it is possible the event is delayed or cancelled due to thunder storms.
Registrants can include one guest. Children under 15 may attend with a registered adult and must be under supervision of their parent(s) at all times. Dogs must be well-behaved and on-leash during the event. This event includes hiking at high elevation, sometimes in areas with heavy downed logs and debris, which can be difficult for children, dogs, and many of us as well!
This event is free to all AMS members who register. If you are the only member of your household signing up for the event, you can sign up one non-AMS guest to attend. Those who register will receive an e-mail with the meet-up location and time. Please make sure to check your spam folder if you do not receive an e-mail. This event is free of charge.