NAMA Annual and Regional Forays

NAMA Blue Ridge Foray 2015
September 24–27, 2015 | Black Mountain, NC


The Asheville Mushroom Club and the Mushroom Club of Georgia are co-hosting our next annual foray. The foray will take place September 24-27, 2015, at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina. We’ll be based at a beautiful conference center situated on 1,200 acres of wooded mountainside surrounded by mountain streams, wildflowers, ridges, coves, and spectacular views. This section of the Appalachians is one of the most biologically diverse forest communities in the world; it contains half of all the tree species known in the USA and includes the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where about 2,500 species of fungi have been identified.

Asheville Regional Airport is an easy 30 mile drive away. Nearby Asheville (18 miles) is a destination in itself, noted for its Art Deco buildings, art galleries and craft stores, and more than 15 craft breweries.

Alan Bessette will serve as our foray Chief Mycologist.

Limited to 40 NAMA members. Registration will go quickly this year with the NAMA annual foray in the same area the following weekend.

Note: NAMA membership is required to attend annual and regional forays.

Other Regional Forays, Workshops, and Events

Gulf States Winter Foray
December 11-13, 2015 | Pollock, LA

Gulf States Mycological Society will host its Winter Foray on December 11-13 at Camp Hardtner, Pollock, LA, 20 miles or so north of Alexandria, LA, which has a major airport. Guest Mycologist will be Denis Benjamin, MD, a well-known author and water color painter, who plans a mushroom drawing workshop on Saturday. Our hosted graduate student for this foray is Emma Harrower, University of Tennessee-Knoxville. We will foray into the nearby Kisatchie National Forest. Please go to our website for details and a registration form.

Note: These events are sponsored by NAMA affiliated clubs and listed as a courtesy to our members.