Join Gina Patton, Balsam Mountain Trust’s fungi naturalist, in a group, citizen science project to document the mushrooms of North America, particularly those that thrive at Pinnacle Park. Together, we will hike the trails and use the app iNaturalist, as well as gather specimens, to document and report the fungi species we find to the larger 2023 Continental Mycoblitz Project found HERE. Through this project, you will learn how to find, photograph, collect, and identify fungi for scientific purposes, no matter where you are.
Please note: No mushrooms will be harvested for human consumption, and only small samples of each fungi species will be taken in order to conserve fungal populations.
What to bring:
A smart phone with the free iNaturalist app downloaded
A spoon or small trowel for digging up mushrooms
A basket, or hard-sided container (like Tupperware) for collecting mushroom samples
A pen or pencil for taking notes