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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Join Us for FungiFest 2019!

Saturday, August 31st 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM at Warren Wilson College.
A daylong celebration of fungi, featuring displays, classes and workshops. More info.

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. We have an extra meeting in August! October's meeting will take place on the 24th.

New Location for 2019!

The Murphy-Oakley Recreation Center.
It is located at 749 Fairview Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

Speaker Program

August 22: Giuliana Furci talks about the fungi of Chile .
August 29: Rachel Swenie talks about Mushrooms with teeth - the history, diversity, and edibility of the mushroom genus Hydnum.

2019 Schedule
Date Speaker
March 28 Greg Carter
April 25 William Padilla-Brown
May 30 Coleman McCleneghan
June 27 Tradd Cotter
July 25 Mike Hopping
August 22 Giuliana Furci
August 29 Rachel Swenie
September 26 Brian Looney
October 24 John Munafo
November Annual Business Meeting. Current members only.


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Foray July 6, 2018

Foray Leader: Ken McGill
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The foray was arranged by Ken McGill with Jackie Schieb and Charlotte Caplan leading participants on trails from the  trail head at Guion Farm.   Dan Manning led the carpool from Asheville as well as bringing the foray tables and supplies. There were 40 participants. The weather was overcast, and the temperature warm. Fortunately the rain held off until just after the foray ended.

132 species of mushrooms were identified; probably a record for a DuPont foray and close to the club record for a one day foray.  Three species were new to AMC:  Amanita albocreata, Clitocybe squamulosa, and Xylocoremium flabelliforme – the anamorph (asexual) form of Xylaria cubensis.  Mike Hopping  served as the chief identifier with the help of Charlotte Caplan, Barbara Moerk, and several members of the new identification training group. Many thanks to David Jarjoura for taking on the task of the species list and getting the job done quickly.   Everyone had a good day, and there was quite a variety of edible mushrooms found.

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