Arizona Mushroom Club

Welcome to the Arizona Mushroom Club

Purpose and Goals of the Club

The Arizona Mushroom Club is a social organization. The members include professional mycologists as well as novices. Members partake in outings to find fungi, identify the fungi and enjoy the edible fruits of Arizona’s fungi. We have forays in the Spring for morels. That is followed in the summer and early fall forays in the mountains for the many edible mushroom species that grow there. Training meetings are held when there is a demand. The year is capped with an annual pot-luck in December where Club business is conducted. Membership in our Club is open to all except those who have a commercial interest in edible mushrooms.


First Club Foray for 2015!
10 AM Saturday, June 13th
Vernon, Arizona

We will meet 10 AM Saturday, June 13th at the closed gas station on the corner of the Vernon / McNary road and Hwy 60.

That junction is located approximately 19 miles East of Show Low and is half way between Show Low and Springerville.

For those wishing to stay overnight there are Motel/Hotel accommodations plus RV Parks and Campgrounds available in Show Low, Pinetop and Springerville.

Please remember that this foray is to educate our members regarding safe mushroom harvesting and identification, not to harvest the maximum number available!

Our members both current and former are asked to refrain from foraging in the area prior to this club foray.

Please be prompt (and have your fuel topped off) as stragglers often miss out on the days foray.

Bring lunch, beverages and water for the day. Suggested additional items are; picnic chairs, hat, rain gear, mosquito repellant, small paper lunch bags to keep specimens separate, collecting bags or baskets, mushroom books, soft bristle brush, soft rags, collecting knife, walking stick, compass or GPS, whistle, camera and other provisions for use as needed.

Gary Melgaard, Membership Steward, Arizona Mushroom Club