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. (We have an extra meeting in August! April and July meetings will start at 7:15 PM.)

New Location for 2019!

The Murphy-Oakley Recreation Center.
It is located at 749 Fairview Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

Speaker Program

March 2019: Greg Carter.
Greg Carter of Deepwoods Mushroom Farm will be speaking about the coveted morel mushrooms and giving a cooking demo!

2019 Schedule
Date Speaker
March 28 Greg Carter
April 25 William Padilla-Brown
May 30 Dr. Coleman McCleneghan
June 27 Tradd Cotter
July 25 Mike Hopping
August 22 Giuliana Furci
August 29 Rachel Swenie
September 26 Brian Looney
October 31 John Munafo
November 28 Annual Business Meeting. Current members only.


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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 Dupont State Forest (Lake Imaging)

Date: September 5, 2014
Leaders: Mike Hopping

The club foray season finished with a return to the DuPont State Forest. Alan and Arleen Bessette joined thirty-one of us in exploring the Lake Imaging area. Despite relatively dry conditions 119 species were identified, nine of them new to the AMC database. Edibles and dye mushrooms weren’t available in great quantity but eagle-eyed foragers were rewarded with modest amounts of chicken, chanterelles, edible species of Lactarius, Hydnellums, and red corts among others. I’m sad to report that uncertainty remains about which red capped, red gilled cort was found. The distinction between C. sanguineus and C. marylandensis isn’t clearcut, at least to the naked eye or with KOH. The eventual name on the plate turned out to be C. sanguineus.

A change of foray plan was needed on the fly, or rather, due to Japanese hornets. They’d set up shop in a tree near the proposed lunch pavilion and survived a spraying from rangers. The rangers were nice enough to tell us first thing in the morning and offered the Triple Falls pavilion instead. Ginger Fisher’s stealth foray group tiptoed past the hornets without incident but we accepted the Triple Falls offer for lunch and ID work. That involved extra driving, but most of us hiked down to the location. Wouldn’t you know it, one member was stung by a yellow jacket while standing at the ID tables. Other than that, it was hard to argue with perfect weather and Triple Falls.

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