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.

Location

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!

Membership

Become a member to receive our monthly newsletter, sign up for forays, and more!

Forays

Members of the Club are eligible to participate in the many forays we host throughout the year.

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Newsletter

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

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July 8, 2015 @ AMC Monthly Meeting

Our guest this month is Noah Siegel. His talk, “Under Pressure”, will highlight some strange and bizarre mushrooms and other fungi succumbing to environmental pressures and evolving seemingly weird traits.

Noah’s field mycology skills are extensive. He has spent two decades seeking, photographing, identifying, and furthering his knowledge about all aspects of macrofungi. He has hunted for mushrooms throughout the United States and Canada, as well as on multiple expeditions to New Zealand and Australia.

He is one of the premier mushroom photographers in the nation, having won numerous awards from the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) photography contest. His technique and attention to detail are unrivaled, arising from a philosophy of maximizing utility for identification purposes while maintaining a high degree of aesthetic appeal.

Noah recently worked with Green Mountain Digital as a consultant for the Audubon Guide to Mushrooms of North America Macintosh/Apple application, for which he supplied over 300 photographs. His photographs have appeared on the covers and have been featured in articles of multiple issues of FUNGI Magazine and Mushroom, the primary mushroom enthusiast magazines in the United States and numerous mushroom books, including the cover shot on Ascomycete Fungi of North Americas. He is currently working on, along with Christian Schwarz, Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast, a comprehensive field guide for the northern California coast.

He is past president of the Monadnock Mushroomers Unlimited (MMU), a mushroom club based out of Keene, New Hampshire, and is an active member of the Humboldt Bay Mycological Society and the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz. He serves as a trustee for the Northeast Mycological Federation and NAMA and is on NAMA's Photography Committee.

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