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

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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Dupont State Forest Foray

Foray Leader: Ken McGill
Event Date: July 07, 2018
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The foray was arranged by Ken McGill with Jackie Schieb and Charlotte Caplan leading participants on trails from the  trail head at Guion Farm.   Dan Manning led the carpool from Asheville as well as bringing the foray tables and supplies. There were 40 participants. The weather was overcast, and the temperature warm. Fortunately the rain held off until just after the foray ended.

132 species of mushrooms were identified; probably a record for a DuPont foray and close to the club record for a one day foray.  Three species were new to AMC:  Amanita albocreata, Clitocybe squamulosa, and Xylocoremium flabelliforme – the anamorph (asexual) form of Xylaria cubensis.  Mike Hopping  served as the chief identifier with the help of Charlotte Caplan, Barbara Moerk, and several members of the new identification training group. Many thanks to David Jarjoura for taking on the task of the species list and getting the job done quickly.   Everyone had a good day, and there was quite a variety of edible mushrooms found.


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