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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COVID-19 Response

On August 19, 2021 AMC will hold its first in-person club meeting since the start of the pandemic. However, due to the rapid spread of the delta variant and new CDC guidelines, AMC is limiting all in-person indoor events to fully vaccinated people who are wearing masks properly and practicing social distancing. We are currently offering forays (outdoor mushroom hikes) for our fully vaccinated members. We encourage our members to use the monthly newsletter, Sporadic News, to access online content and foray information.

Please note that in these uncertain times any AMC scheduled event could be canceled at any time.


Stay safe and well!

Monthly Meetings

Virtual Meetings
Our virtual meetings start at 7 PM unless otherwise noted.
For virtual meetings we have switched to using Zoom.

In-person Meetings
Our in-person meetings will start at 6:30 pm in the East Asheville Library conference room. The conference room will be available starting at 5 pm for volunteers to setup and available at 6 pm for the general memberships and for mushroom ID. Some in-person meetings might also be streamed. Check listings for details.

2021 Meeting Schedule

Date/Time Speaker & Topic
Mar. 25
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Suzie Berryhill: Introduction to Mushrooms

This meeting is open to the public. Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/616613813

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 616-613-813
Apr. 29 Else Vellinga: Fascinating Spores
This is a virtual meeting. Instructions on how to access the meeting will be sent to members via email.
May 27 Meredith Leigh: Preserving with Koji.
This is a virtual meeting. Instructions on how to access the meeting will be sent to members via email.
Jun. 24 Luke Smithson: Polypores.
This is a virtual meeting. Instructions on how to access the meeting will be sent to members via email.
Jul. 29 Brian Lovett: The Zombie Insect Apocalypse.
This is a virtual meeting. Instructions on how to access the meeting will be sent to members via email.
Aug. 19 Brandon Matheny: A Systematic Overview of North American Inocybaceae
This meeting will be held in the East Asheville Library conference room. The room will be available starting at 6 pm. The presentation will start at 6:30 pm. This is an in-person meeting but will also be available via Zoom. Additional instructions will be sent to members via email.
Aug. 26 Taylor Fairbrother: Magnificent Mycelium: A deeper look into the symbiotic relationship between Plants and Fungi.
This is a virtual meeting. Instructions on how to access the meeting will be sent to members via email.
Sep. 16 Judy Jacob: Lichens-Biofilms-Marble.
This meeting will be held in the East Asheville Library conference room. The room will be available starting at 6 pm. The presentation will start at 6:30 pm. This is an in-person meeting but will also be available via Zoom. Additional instructions will be sent to members via email. Due to the rapid spread of the Delta Variant there are not enough trained and experienced volunteers available to run a combined in-person and virtual meeting. This will now be an all-virtual meeting. Instructions on how to access the meeting will be sent to members via email. The presentation will start at 6:30 pm.
Oct. 21 Mike Hopping: Mushroom Photography.
This meeting will be held in the East Asheville Library conference room. The room will be available starting at 6 pm. The presentation will start at 6:30 pm. This is an in-person meeting but will also be available via Zoom. Additional instructions will be sent to members via email.
Nov. 18 No speaker: Annual Business Meeting. Current members only.
This meeting will be held in the East Asheville Library conference room. The room will be available starting at 6 pm. The business meeting will start at 6:30 pm. This is an in-person meeting but will also be available via Zoom. Additional instructions will be sent to members via email.

Membership

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Forays

Members of the Club are eligible to participate in the many forays we host throughout the year.

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Newsletter

Each month members are emailed a copy of Sporadic News containing all the latest club info.

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