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.

Location

The US Forest Service building.
It is located at 160 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

2019 Schedule

Monthly meetings are done for the year, they will resume in March of 2019. We will post updated speaker information once next year's speakers are lined up. Have a wonder winter!

Membership

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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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Foray at Florence Nature Preserve

Date: July 29, 2016
Leader: Anastasia Walsh

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Twenty AMC members met at the Continental Divide on Charlotte Highway in Gerton for the Florence Nature Preserve foray. We split into three groups led by Charlotte and Mike, Ed and Diego, and Sue and Anastasia; and began our forays at the orange, blue and white trail heads off Little Pisgah Road. Many members found handfuls of edibles, including black trumpets, various species of chanterelles, a few lactarius, and a small chicken of the woods.

The blue trail seemed to yield the best variety of edibles, and the white trail, the least. Boletes were still out in force, although many were decaying following a few hot and dry days before the foray.

We took our collections to the Chestnut Hills Pavilion across from the Gerton Community Center where we had lunch and identified the collections, with Mike and Charlotte in the lead. In addition to a very large number of commonly found species, we also logged an orange dye mushroom called Cortinarius hesleri, a tiny blue-capped mushroom named Mycena subcaerulea, and the fleshy pink oddity, Byssomerulius incarnatus, that grows among dead false turkey tails.


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