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.


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Foray at Turkey Pen

Date: August 29, 2015
Leader: Shiela Dunn

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Twenty-five members led by Shiela Dunn assembled at the Turkey Pen trail head for the last foray of the 2015 season. No September forays this year because we were preparing for the NAMA foray at te end of the month. The access road seemed considerably improved: any car could make it up Turkey pen Road if they drove carefully and slow.

Sheila led a group down to the river and looped back on the road to the parking lot, while Ginger Fisher led a group on the upper trail which ends up at the river as well. A few people crossed the river by the hanging bridge and explored the other bank.

The weather in Asheville had been fairly dry in August, but this proved to be the most productive half-day foray of the season, with 116 species collected and identified - an extremely impressive total. Seven species were first records for the Club, including the stately Boletus nobilissimus and Meiorganum (or Pseudomerulius) curtisii, a strange wood-growing fungus with wrinkled gills that actually belongs in the order.Boletales.

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