The Asheville Mushroom Club is a diverse group of people whose common interest is to learn about fungi. Anyone with an interest in mushrooms is encouraged to join!

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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

March 2019: Greg Carter.
Greg Carter of Deepwoods Mushroom Farm will be speaking about the coveted morel mushrooms and giving a cooking demo!

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.

Membership

Become a member to receive our monthly newsletter, sign up for forays, and more!

Forays

Members of the Club are eligible to participate in the many forays we host throughout the year.

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Newsletter

Each month members are emailed a copy of Sporadic News containing all the latest club info.

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Big Creek Morel Foray

Date: April 8, 2016
Leader: Charlotte Caplan

After a couple of last minute cancelations, 22 people arrived at the trail head on a chilly morning of “dogwood winter”. A nice yellow morel was found right beside the parking lot – convenient for show & tell. After a short briefing on foray etiquette, we split into two groups. Ginger directed the larger group into our usual hunting grounds on the north side of the creek, both east and west of the parking lot. They had modest success, finding about 21 morels – all young yellows.

Charlotte persuaded about 10 people to join her cross the creek to the south side, specifically to explore the low creekside area that opens up upstream of where the north bank becomes too steep for passage. When we got there, passing two old homesites with chimneys still standing, the area proved far from flat. It featured ridges of huge boulders, and no morels at all, barring a couple found right beside the trail on the way in. But we did have lovely flowers and beautiful scenery.

Best finder of the day was Cynthia Tina who spotted one morel near a “big old tree”. Then she just sat down, and spent a long time looking slowly and carefully all around her. She found five more under the same tree. That's the way to do it!


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