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.


Mycena haematopus

In wet conditions when things are a little boring, mushrooms growing from decomposing hardwood logs might be worth a look. One small species, Mycena haematopus, the Bleeding Mycena, isn’t edible but it is photogenic. The dry, smooth, conical to convex cap is radially lined, often scalloped at the margin. Color is somewhere between pink and a red wine stain. Large caps reach 1.5 inches in diameter. Gills are attached to the stalk, white at first but pinkening in age. The thin, hollow and somewhat fragile stalk is less than 3 inches long, pinkish above and darker below. It exudes reddish to brownish liquid when the mushroom is picked, hence Bleeding Mycena. Spores are white. Odor and taste are not distinctive.

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