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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AMC Foray: 06-30-18

Foray Leader: Sonia Marcus
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On Saturday June 30th, AMC returned to this State Park for another annual foray which returned some great results and enjoyable interactions among members, both new and seasoned. On this occasion we were joined by our speaker from the pevious Thursday, Prof. Andy Methven, of Savannah State University.

The 26 participants split into three groups under the leadership of Charlotte Caplan, Ginger Fisher, and Dan Manning. We had sunny weather in the high 70s after a week of intermittent rains which set the stage for the emergence of a wide variety of finds. Several of our mushroom experts commented on the welcome challenge that identification presented when all three groups reunited with their spoils at the fire ring starting point.

Thanks to Sonia Marcus who stepped up to lead a foray for the first time under the able guidance of Alice Cohen who was not able to participate this year, and to Gwen Casebeer who took all those plates home to create the species list.. Thanks also to the group leaders who not only kept our members on track and well-informed but also provided us, in Ginger's case, with home-baked peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

We found and identified a total of 96 species – a record for a June AMC foray.  Six species were new to AMC, including a very cool spider parasite, Torrubiella arachnophila.  Frank Bartucca is really getting into these entomophages!

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