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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June 29 @ AMC Monthly Meeting

Our June speaker will be AMC member Gary Kauffman. The 2016 fall wildfires ravaged the drought-stricken landscape, which has many wondering how will this impact the native flora. How did the intensity of each fire affect the various plant communities in the area? Gary Kauffman will discuss how wildfires affect different plant communities and help or hinder common and rare plant species. Fire has been used as a tool to manipulate the landscape for thousands of years. How does that compare to the recent lengthy wildfire season in the fall of 2016 and winter of 2017?

Gary Kauffman has been the botanist/ecologist program manager for the National Forests in NC since April of 2007. The National Forests in NC cover 1.2 million acres across 4 forests, the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests in the mountains, the Uwharrie NF in the Piedmont, and the Croatan NF in the Coastal Plain. Other duties include planning revision at the forest level, restoration of rare plant populations and rare plant communities, NEPA compliance for forest projects, and review of wildfires. Gary has been with the USFS since 1992 previously filling the Nantahala NF botanist p

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