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 at Turkey Pen

Date: August 26, 2016 
Leader: Sheila Dunn

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25 members joined this foray on a steamy August day, with temperatures rising to 90 degrees.

Conditions were dryer than normal for late August (this turned out to be the start of a lengthy period of drought). Nevertheless we collected and identified a very respectable total of 90 species – none of them new to the club.

The variety of Amanita, Lactarius, Russula, and Bolete species was diminished compared with recent forays, but we saw several species that generally start appearing as fall approaches, such as Cortinarius iodes, C. marylandensis, and several tooth fungi. We did find some edibles such as chanterelles and lobsters, but fewer than expected for this location.

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Aureoboletus auriporus (formerly Boletus auriporus).  Photo by Mike Hopping.

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