Mushroom BioBlitz planned at Pipestone National Monument
All are invited to be a citizen scientist for a day, to help park rangers and other fungal enthusiasts find and photograph fungi throughout the park.
PIPESTONE — A Mushroom (and other Fungi) BioBlitz is planned Oct. 15, at Pipestone National Monument.
All are invited to be a citizen scientist for a day, to help park rangers and other fungal enthusiasts find and photograph fungi throughout the park. Participants will learn about Minnesota's mushrooms and have a chance to explore parts of the park rarely seen by visitors.
Meet at the Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. for a brief introductory talk before the group heads out to explore. Use a phone to photograph what you see and upload observations to iNaturalist to help park biologists better understand fungal communities within the monument. The event will run from 9 to 11 a.m.
It is helpful to download the free iNaturalist app before the visit. This is an outdoor, off-trail event so please dress accordingly. The event is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public — no experience necessary.
For more information, call (507) 825-5464 ext. 214 or visit the park website at
. Event details and program schedules will be posted on the park Facebook page at