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Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are open to the public and feature a guest speaker and recent area finds.

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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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Cantharellus cinnabarinus

What Cantharellus cinnabarinus, the cinnabar chanterelle, gives up in size is often redeemed by quantity. Troupes of these tasty little guys inhabit dampish, hardwood areas. Cinnabar chanterelles are “cinnabar red” all over, including the vein-like false gills running down the stalk. Stalks are solid, not hollow. Lookalike wax caps have slat-like true gills that don’t fork; instead, long gills are interspersed with short ones. Craterellus ignicolor, the flame chanterelle (edible), is larger, yellowish, and soon hollow. It does have false gills, but they usually turn lavender at maturity. Cantharellus minor (edible) is a miniature yellow chanterelle that can be even smaller than its cinnabar cousin.

Thanks to Mike Hopping for the photo and description.

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