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Upcoming events

    • 19 Jul 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Alameda Building, Arizona State University, Tempe
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    AMS Scientific Committee Chair Bill Warner will be repeating his talk entitled Mushrooming Arizona: Edible & Poisonous Mushrooms for Beginners on Thursday, July 19, at 7:00 PM

    Like last year, this event will take place in the Arizona State University Biological Collections museum in the ASU Alameda Building, at 734 W. Alameda Drive, TempeParking is available immediately outdoors to the east of the building. The museum entrance is near the SE corner of the building. Doors open at 6:30 PM. 

    In anticipation of the August club forays, this lecture is intended primarily for novice mushroom hunters, those needing a refresher, those who wish to learn some fungal biology, and more experienced mushroomers who are new to Arizona and would like to see pictures of our local mushrooms. The talk will cover basic biology and mushrooming practices, and will cover a number of species easier for beginners to identify, as well as their potentially toxic look-alikes (if any).

    Seating is limited to 50, so please sign up promptly. Member registration for this talk will open at 8:00 am on Thursday, July 12. Each member may bring a non-member guest. If the event does not fill, anyone will be allowed to register as a guest beginning Monday, July 16 at 8:00 am.  

    • 10 Aug 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • 12 Aug 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • White Mountains, AZ
    • 75

    The 2018 Annual Foray of the Arizona Mushroom Society will be returning to the White Mountains of eastern Arizona on August 10 through 12.

    Boletus Rubriceps - A. SofriniePhoto: A. Sofronie


     The registration system will be activated on July 20. Spaces may be limited, so please sign up promptly on this page. Please be courteous to your fellow members and cancel your registration promptly if you can't come. No refunds after Aug. 1.

    Christian SchwarzWe are pleased to announce that the foray mycologist will be Christian Schwarz, naturalist at the California Center for Natural History and proprietor of Redwood Coast Tours in Santa Cruz. Along with Noah Siegel, he is the author of the highly- regarded new guidebook Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast. This book is exceptionally valuable for anyone who hunts in California or the Northwest, but even those of us who never leave Arizona will find it very useful, as we have many of the same species. You can buy a copy when you register for this foray, if you wish. If you do so by Aug. 1, it will be delivered and autographed at the foray. 

    Chad HyattAlso attending this year will be Chad Hyatt, professional chef and mushroom fanatic. He is coming back for a second visit to show us more of his fantastic recipes, with a particular view to teaching us how to make gourmet masterpieces from some of the less prized but more common species of fungi that we find.


    • Friday evening reception, August 10 - 6:00 pm to ???, Sunrise Park Hotel
    • Saturday foray, August 11 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Saturday cooking demo, August 11 - 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Sunrise Park Hotel
    • Sunday foray, August 12 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

    FORAY DESTINATION: Our foray will take place on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. 

    FORAY MEETING PLACE: Parking lot of Sunrise Park Hotel, near Greer, Arizona. (click here for Google map)

    FORAY CAPTAINS: Chris May, Mike Dechter, Bill Warner, Terri Clements

    GUEST SPEAKERS: On Friday evening, the Society's own citizen-scientist superstar Terri Clements, co-discoverer of Morchella kaibabensis nom. prov., will be speaking about scientific findings from her efforts to sequence mushrooms found in the region. On Saturday, chef Chad Hyatt will be doing demonstrations before and after dinner on cooking mushrooms to perfection.


    THEME: Education, Identification, Edibles

    PHYSICAL FITNESS LEVEL: Gentle. You should be able to walk a mile or two on flat ground or shallow slopes at 9000 feet of altitude.

    VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS: Any vehicle will do, but high ground clearance is recommended.

    LODGING: AMS has arranged for a discounted block of rooms at Sunrise Park Hotel, where our instructional and social events will take place. AMS will NOT be collecting money for hotel rooms or making reservations for attendees. 

    To reserve a room please call the hotel before August 3rd, and mention that you are with the Arizona Mushroom Society event. Room cost is $55 + taxes per night. For reservations, call: (928) 735-7669.

    There are several other very inexpensive hotels and motels in the Springerville/Eagar area such as the Rode Inn, numerous lodging options in Pinetop area, as well as the Greer Lodge and many other lodges and private cabins in Greer for those who don't mind paying extra for more luxury, a shady forest, or a fishing hole. 

    There are RV parks at multiple locations in Springerville and Eagar, including the Cedar Court and Springerville RV Parks, as well as parks in Greer, Pinetop, and Alpine.

    The Forest Service has multiple developed campgrounds at Big Lake, as well as the Benny Creek and Hoyer campgrounds at Greer and the Winn campground near Sheeps Crossing, among others. Reservations are strongly recommended. There is also plenty of unimproved dispersed camping along dirt roads in the more remote parts of the forest.

    MEALS: AMS is working with Sunrise Park Hotel to create a meal plan for the 3-day event, which you will be able to purchase during registration starting July 20. The 6-meal  package deal would give you the following for one set price:

    Friday: Dinner

    Saturday: Breakfast and Dinner at Sunrise Park Hotel. Packed lunch provided after breakfast. The dinner on Saturday will be an AMS community dinner. Even if you don't buy the meal plan, you can still join the dinner at a slightly higher cost.

    Sunday: Breakfast at Sunrise Park Hotel. Packed lunch provided after breakfast.

    Meals can also be ordered a la carte for a higher price.

    Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and other special diets can usually be accommodated for the same price, but you must contact Chef Vinny Way well in advance at (928) 735-7669.

    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 19 Aug 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • TBD in Flagstaff
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    Mushroom Field Trip - Location TBD

    SAT, AUGUST 18th, 2018 | 9am-1pm | $15 Arb Member | $20 General Public | $10 AMS Members

    The Mushroom Identification Field Trip, August 18 from 9am-1pm. The field trip, coordinated in partnership with the Arizona Mushroom Society, offers a morning of learning, hiking, and mushroom discovery led by local experts.

    Registration for the Mushroom Field Trip will be available through a link on this website starting on July 20.

    Mushroom Tasting - Flagstaff


    SUN, AUGUST 19th | 2pm-6pm | $45 General Public | $40 Arboretum Members

    The Tasting, August 19 from 2pm – 6pm 

    The tasting, held outdoors in The Arboretum gardens, includes mushroom appetizers provided by Moonrise Standard, wine pairings, live music, an indoor lecture, cooking demonstrations, and additional learning opportunities. Join us for this unique and educational Flagstaff community event!

    NOTE: You can only registration for the mushroom identification field ttip on this website. Tickets for the mushroom tasting event on Sunday, August 19, are available on the Flagstaff Arboretum website. Registration for this event will open July 20. Go to the Flagstaff Arboretum website at the following link to register and purchase your tickets for the August 19 Mushroom tasting.


    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Flagstaff, AZ
    • 50

    Join us for the 2nd annual Hart Prairie Preserve Pick and Cook Foray, August 25, 2017. This event includes a unique opportunity to hunt mushrooms on The Nature Conservancy's productive Hart Prairie Preserve. 

    After a morning foray, participants will gather back at the cabin, for a chance to taste a myriad of cooked wild mushrooms from the morning foray and from surrounding areas. The tasting portion of the event will include other tasty treats including homemade wines and other exceptionally crafted snacks.

    This exclusive event is a fundraiser with profits going to The Nature Conservancy.

    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 4341 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix, AZ

    The 2018 Annual Holiday Potluck Dinner & Member Meeting of The Arizona Mushroom Society, Inc., will be held Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. 

    It will take place at the Maricopa County Extension Service Building, located at 4341 East Broadway in Phoenix, Arizona. The entrance (easy to miss in the dark) is on the South side of Broadway Rd, about 30 feet east of the Traffic Light at 43rd Place.

    Door prizes, and plenty of them, will again be given out. Our member Beth Bilodeau does a terrific job bringing in these donations! Each attendee will get one ticket, and extra tickets for the raffle will also be available for $2 each, 3 for $5, or 7 for $10. We may also do a silent auction as some of the donations she has received for the Society are of considerable monetary value. Proceeds will support the Dr. Chester Leathers Educational Fund.

    If you can, please bring a dish to share at the potluck according to the following assignment:

    If your last name begins with letter Q-Z, please bring a salad or side dish; if A-H please bring a dessert; if I-P please bring a main dish.

    Of course, please bring the proper utensil with which to serve the dish.  If the dish is to be served hot, bring your own crock-pot, skillet, etc. and extension cord to be plugged in.

    If you bring a dish containing wild-picked mushrooms, you should note that sharing of mushrooms between members is at the sole risk of the individuals involved, and should comply with the Society's published safety guidelines. 

    Coffee, soft drinks, ice, paper plates, cups and plastic utensils will be provided by the Club.  The Club will also provide a cooked ham.

    The guest speaker is yet to be determined but will be published here as soon as arrangements are made.

    If you wish to nominate yourself or someone else for the Board of Directors, please inform the Society President and try to come to the meeting so you can tell the membership about your candidacy.

    Speaking of volunteering, we will again be recruiting committee chairs and members at the meeting. Remember that this club is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that can only succeed via robust participation from its membership. Look over the various committee pages and think about where your talents might be best used.

    If you have a photograph of an interesting mushroom or other fungus, or a dried specimen to display, or a mushroom-related work of art or handicrafts, feel free to bring that along to set up on our display table.

    Mark your calendars for December 8th, 2018 and plan to attend the Winter Potluck!

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