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Morchella punctipes

Half-free morels, Morchella punctipes, aka M. semilibera, resemble black morels until you notice that the completely hollow stalk is attached part-way, but not all the way, up inside the head...

Baorangia bicolor

Baorangia bicolor, formerly Boletus bicolor, was thought to differ from the poisonous Boletus sensibilus by lacking a curry smell. Not necessarily, according to Michael Kuo. Boletus sensibilus...

Gyroporus cyanescens

The bluing bolete, Gyroporus cyanescens, isn’t the commonest thing in the woods, but it is memorable. That pale, scruffy mushroom with the matted top suddenly turns intense blue wherever it’s...

Ken Crouse

June 10, 2015 Speaking on “Mushrooms of the Southern Appalachians: A Sampler of What's Out There.” Ken Crouse is a co-owner of Peaceful Valley Gardens in Wilkes County, NC. He has...

Entoloma vernum

Entoloma vernum, the springtime Entoloma, is a probably poisonous, woodland lookalike for the marginally edible deer mushroom. Both species have gills that brown with age and a pink spore print...

Local mushrooms

Photos of some common mushrooms found in our area.

Langdon Cook

Langdon's presentation, “Call of the Wild: Living & Working on the Mushroom Trail”, will focus on the pickers, buyers, and chefs who make the wild mushroom economy the biggest all-cash business in...

Luke Learningdeer

Speaking on “Our astounding Appalachians: A Look at Ecology, Diversity, and Local Gourmet.” Luke is an ethnobotanist, herbalist, and permaculturalist who loves to share the magic and wonder of the...

Chris Matherly

August 12th @ AMC Monthly Meeting Our guest this month is Chris Matherly. He will be visiting us from South Georgia to do a talk on morels and their life cycle.

Noah Siegel

July 8th @ AMC Monthly Meeting Our guest this month is Noah Siegel. His talk, “Under Pressure”, will highlight some strange and bizarre mushrooms and other fungi succumbing to...

Owen McConnell

September 9th @ AMC Monthly Meeting Our guest this month is Owen McConnell who will be speaking on "Some Edible Mushrooms of North Carolina."

Doug Elliot

March 9th @ AMC Monthly Meeting Our guest this month is Doug Elliot who will be speaking on "Warts, Chytrids, and Mycorrhizae - Wild Tales from the Wood-wide Web"
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