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.


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!


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


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


Foray in Madison County

Date: August 6, 2016
Leaders: Laurie Jaegers and Frank Bartucca

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The Madison County foray on Saturday, August 6, 2016 had 19 participants, including the leaders, Laurie Jaegers and Frank Bartucca. Two generous property owners allowed the Asheville Mushroom Club access to their lands, and a generous third owner also stepped up to allow us crossing rights to some nearby National Forest.

The foray split into two groups: one along a network of lush trails in some relatively young mixed woods that began along a ridgetop and eventually descended, led by Laurie Jaegers. Frank Bartucca led the other group, which traversed some local farmland until reaching nearby National Forest lands. Those were largely acid cove forest with large amounts of rhododendron.

On the day of the foray, the area was hot and humid. The high temperature of the day was in the mid to upper 80s. The previous week had had a generous amount of rain.

After foraying, we ate lunch and set up our identification work at two tables, which Mike Hopping transported to the site. Mike Hopping led the identification process in his usual careful and thorough manner. He was assisted by Laurie Jaegers, Sheila Dunn, Frank Bartucca and Betty Dunajski. The foray yielded 98 species, at least two of them rare, Geastrum saccatum and Caloboletus firmus, and three others recorded by AMC for the first time. There was an abundance of Lactarius and Bolete-related species.

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