Join Christian Schwarz for a guided exploration of the beauty and biodiversity of the Santa Cruz Mountains with a particular emphasis on the mushrooms of the redwood coast. Hone your observational skills and celebrate the myriad creatures that surround us during this limited capacity walk.
Note: We will announce the location a week or so prior to the event. Location will be within Santa Cruz County and determined based on this season’s mushroom crop! We recommend registering prior to the location being announced if you are able as this program will likely reach capacity. All registrants will be notified once the location is determined.
Monday, February 21, 2022
9 a.m. to noon
$25 General | $15 Museum Members (join today!)
This program has reached capacity. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to a waitlist.
Accessibility and COVID protocol
- Participants should be prepared to walk up to 2 miles on uneven terrain. More specific location notes to come.
- Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration fees apply to all ages.
- We will provide hand lenses and field guides as resources, but feel free to bring along your favorite mushroom observation tools (we have a number of resources in our online store and Members receive 10% off).
- Follow the latest guidelines for COVID safety at the time of the event.
About our Walk Leader
Christian Schwarz is a naturalist currently living in Santa Cruz, the land of milk (caps) and honey (mushrooms). He studied Ecology and Evolution at UCSC, and now spends his time photographing, teaching about, collecting, and researching macrofungi. He is coauthor of Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast. Fungi satisfy his curiosity with their seemingly endless forms – from the grotesque to the bizarre to the sublimely beautiful. Besides dabbling in mushroom taxonomy, he loves fish, plants, nudibranchs, moths, and dragonflies. He is passionate about citizen science, especially iNaturalist.