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 Cataloochee

Date: July 9, 2015
Leaders: Laurie Jaegers and Frank Bartucca

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The foray on July 9, 2015 to Cataloochee had 29 participants, including the leaders. Our featured speaker for the July AMC meeting was Noah Siegel, who was one of the participants. Noah's expertise in identification was a wonderful addition to AMC's regular identification team of Charlotte Caplan and Mike Hopping.

The foray split into three groups in the western portion of Cataloochee. Ed and Sue Brown, Mike Hopping and Charlotte Caplan led the groups along three different trails: Rough Fork Trail, Big Fork Ridge Trail, and the unnamed horse trail along Cataloochee Creek. In addition to a wide variety of fungi, participants in two of the groups were treated to views of elk along the foray route.

After numerous days of rain, the Cataloochee area was damp and hot.

The high temperature of the day was 92, although that temperature was reached at 4pm after the foray had ended. During the collecting portion of the foray, the temperature was in the mid-80s and the weather was mostly sunny. We had lunch, sitting on any chairs we had brought for ourselves, and set up our identification tables under tree cover. Jay Justice stopped by to visit, and members of the foray asked questions about the numerous species distributed about the tables.

We were able to identify 104 species, 7 of which were new to the club.

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