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

While we continue to see better trends, it is important to remember COVID-19 is still circulating and will be for some time. Because many of our members are older or have significant health issues 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 6:30 PM unless otherwise noted. Log on 15 minutes prior to get yourself set up.
For virtual meetings we are 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, for the general membership to socially-distant socialize and for mushroom ID. Some in-person meetings might also be streamed. Check listings for details.

2022 Meeting Schedule

Date/TimeSpeaker & Topic
Mar. 17
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Laurie Jaegers: Ready for Morels?

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.
Apr. 21
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Jonathan Horton: Investigating the Effects of Prescribed Fire on Fungal Diversity.
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.
May 19 John Munafo: Mushroom Chemistry: Flavor and Health.
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.
Jun. 16 Ken Crouse: Mushrooms of the Southern Appalachians.
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 only. The meeting will not be on Zoom.
Jul. 21 Maria Morrow: Adventures of a Microcosmonaut
This meeting will only be on Zoom. The presenter is remote.
Aug. 18 Andrew Methven
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 only. The meeting will not be on Zoom.
Sep. 15 To Be Announced.
Oct. 20 To Be Announced.
Nov. 17 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

Become a member to receive our monthly newsletter, sign up for forays, and more!

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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Mushroom Spotlight

Learn about our local species.

Event Summaries

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Recipes

Delicious ways to cook your favorite fungi.