Fungus (and Newts) Among Us

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Fungus (and Newts) Among Us

Put down your copy of Spores Illustrated and join Greenbelt Alliance for a nature hike in the East Bay hills!

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Briones Regional Park Briones Road Staging Area Martinez, CA 94553, CA 94553

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About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Mushroom enthusiast Debbie Klein will help us identify the many species of fungi we encounter along the trail (we'll just be looking, no collecting allowed in the park). We'll also visit a couple of lagoons (aka "newtist colonies") to view the amorous activities of the park's amphibians and learn their fascinating natural history!


This is a moderate 3-4 mile round trip hike.


Debbie Klein


Rain cancels


Free; Reservations Required


We'll assemble at the gate for the Old Briones Road Trail at the end of Old Briones Road. There is a drinking fountain and outhouse at the trailhead.


Bring snacks or lunch and water. Dress in layers and wear good hiking shoes. Bring hiking poles if you normally use them. Portions of the trail may be muddy. If you have questions about this outing, email or phone (415) 543-6771 x321.

Photo: H Grimes via Flickr

About the Leader

Since 2010, on breaks from her architectural career, Debbie Klein has spent a lot of time in the woods. She has been getting familiar with the many species of mushrooms, and also, more recently, slime molds. She volunteers at local mushroom events photographing and documenting species collected. At local labs she works with microscopy and getting PCR and sequencing for more specific information on unusual mushrooms she finds, helping to expand the knowledge of local species.

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