Hike with a Naturalist: Fantastic Fungi

Sun. Jul 14, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Teens and Adults
Price: Free
Teens and Adults
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Price: Free
Teens and Adults
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Throughout summer an incredible diversity of fungi make themselves visible where they previously were unseen, decorating the forest with beautiful colors. These mushrooms, the reproductive structures of the fungi who live secretively beneath the soil, give us a glimpse of the amazing community of organisms who both support and depend on the forest.

Join Naturalist Educator Stephen Bucklin and Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club Mycologist Jim Tunney for a hike through Frick Park to discover some of the many types of fungi that grow in our region and learn more about the fantastic fungi we share our planet with! 

Registration is required. While this is an all-ages event, it is intended for teenagers and adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This hike is rain or shine. Weather-appropriate clothes and footwear with good tread are encouraged. This hike may occassionally wander off-trail and will follow some of the steeper and more rugged trails in the park. Participants should expect to walk between one and two miles at a leisurely pace. Hike will meet at the Frick Environmental Center.

Following the hike, specimens collected will be identified and recorded for the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club.


The nearest bus stop is the 61A or 61B at Forbes and Dallas - From the bus stop to the Environmental Center involves an uphill and a stretch with no sidewalk.

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Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, South Side Offices 45 South 23rd Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203
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