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.


Each month members are emailed a copy of Sporadic News containing all the latest club info.


Foray at Richland Ridge

Date: July 12, 2014

A fair number of members made the trip to a new site for us – Richland Ridge in the Lake Towaway area. This is a planned residential development within which extensive areas have been placed under a conservation easement. Resident and AMC member Linda Martinson was our host. We forayed on trails and roadsides within the development, sampling a variety of forest habitats and ending with lunch in a delightful picnic area beside the headwaters of the French Broad River.

There were plenty of mushrooms to be seen, though our species total, at 47, was not outstanding, perhaps because it was still early in the season. The inedible Peck's Milk Cap, Lactarius peckii, and Peppery Milk Cap, L. piperatus, were fruiting in abundance, but happily so was the Cinnabar Chanterelle, Cantharellus cinnabarinus, and several people away with bags full of these bright fungal jewels.

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