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Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are open to the public and feature a guest speaker and recent area finds.

Time & Date

7:00 PM on the last Thursday of the month, March through November. (We have an extra meeting in August! April and July meetings will start at 7:15 PM.)

New Location for 2019!

The Murphy-Oakley Recreation Center.
It is located at 749 Fairview Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

Speaker Program

June 2019: Tradd Cotter.
The Blue Portal: Mushroom Mountain's New Healing Center and Psilocybin Research Facility in Jamaica.

2019 Schedule
Date Speaker
March 28 Greg Carter
April 25 William Padilla-Brown
May 30 Dr. Coleman McCleneghan
June 27 Tradd Cotter
July 25 Mike Hopping
August 22 Giuliana Furci
August 29 Rachel Swenie
September 26 Brian Looney
October 31 John Munafo
November 28 Annual Business Meeting. Current members only.


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Cantharellus cinnabarinus

What Cantharellus cinnabarinus, the cinnabar chanterelle, gives up in size is often redeemed by quantity. Troupes of these tasty little guys inhabit dampish, hardwood areas. Cinnabar chanterelles are “cinnabar red” all over, including the vein-like false gills running down the stalk. Stalks are solid, not hollow. Lookalike wax caps have slat-like true gills that don’t fork; instead, long gills are interspersed with short ones. Craterellus ignicolor, the flame chanterelle (edible), is larger, yellowish, and soon hollow. It does have false gills, but they usually turn lavender at maturity. Cantharellus minor (edible) is a miniature yellow chanterelle that can be even smaller than its cinnabar cousin.

Thanks to Mike Hopping for the photo and description.

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