- Registration to be open in late June -
Arizona Mushroom Society 2024 ANNUAL FORAY
Mark your calendars for the August 16-18 Annual Foray in Alpine, Arizona in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. The annual foray is our special opportunity to spend a weekend learning about, finding, talking about and even tasting wild Arizona fungi!
This event is still under development. If you have any interest in signing up to volunteer for planning or at the event, please let us know!
Wild Mushroom Forays
Group forays are your opportunity to go on a 1-2 mile hike with an Arizona Mushroom Society foray leader to find and identify wild mushrooms. We are planning for small group forays to occur morning and afternoon for all three days of the event (except for Sunday morning which is when we have the Table Talk).
You and any guest must be registered to attend forays. You may register up to 3 guests. Anyone attending a foray must be registered.
Foray participants can only register for one foray between August 16-18. We want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to get to attend a foray. There will be opportunities to sign-up for additional forays during the event. Additional foray opportunities will be posted on a first come, first service basis at the Alpine Community Center the Friday and Saturday evenings prior to the next day forays.
After you register for a foray, you will receive a registration confirmation email. Foray meet-up locations will be emailed to registrants by August 13th, before the event. No refunds available for cancellations.
The REGISTRATION button on the left side at the top of page is how you register for a group foray. Registration is expected to open in June 2024.
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
KIDS AND PETS
Kids and pets are allowed to attend AMS events, and must be under your supervision at all times. Most forays including walking 1-2 miles on uneven terrain often with downed logs and steep slopes, which is difficult for toddlers and small dogs. Most forays are within the abilities of children 5-6 years old. Very young children will need to be carried, as most forays would not accommodate a stroller or other such mobile device. Children above 15 years old should be registered. Dogs that are friendly and can get over logs in the woods generally do well on forays but must be kept on a leash at all times.
Are you wondering what fungi you may find on the foray? Check out our iNaturalist project from last year's foray to see all of the fungi that other participants found!