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.


Florence Nature Preserve Foray

Date: July 28, 2017

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Fifteen AMC members and a small group of Americorps members with their
Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy guide met on a warm and humid morning at
Little Pisgah Road off Charlotte Highway in Gerton on Friday, July 28 th , for the
Florence Nature Preserve foray. We split into two groups, one led by Mike Hopping
and the second led by Sue and Ed and Anastasia. We forayed two loops, beginning
at the blue and white trailheads off Little Pisgah Road.

Members collectively found 89 mushroom species, identified by Mike Hopping at the
Chestnut Hills Pavilion across from the Gerton Community Center.

Notable finds included Mycetinus scorodonius, commonly known as “vampire’s
bane,” a garlic-reeking little mushroom, Gyroporous cyanescens, a bolete that
immediately turns dark blue when cut or bruised, and Hapalopilus nidulans, an
orange polypore that provides an intense purple dye. We also found both Lactarius
corrugis and L. volemus, numerous chanterelles, and various edible boletes.

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