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.


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Entoloma vernum

Entoloma vernum, the springtime Entoloma, is a probably poisonous, woodland lookalike for the marginally edible deer mushroom. Both species have gills that brown with age and a pink spore print (seen on the mushroom to the right). The gills of the springtime Entoloma are usually slightly attached to the stalk, not widely free as in the deer mushroom. Neither species has a partial veil (skirt or ring on the stalk).Entolomas grow from the soil, not wood or buried wood. The stalk in this species and its summertime cousin, Entoloma strictium, is hollow and typically decorated with a spiraling corduroy texture. The taste is said to be undistinctive—not like radishes. Again, don’t eat it.

Photo credit: Mike Hopping

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