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Wild-Food and Ecology Tour for Two, Four, or Six from "Wildman" Steve Brill (Up to 63% Off)

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95% of 64 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries & medicinal herbs while learning about ecology of NYC's local parks & open space

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required 24hrs in advance. Subject to weather. 24hr cancellation notice required, or fee up to Groupon price may apply for 2-person option; $25 fee may apply for 4- and 6-person options. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid for tours sponsored by third parties. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The call of the wild is like a call from an elderly grandparent: though you can’t quite make out what’s being said, you feel better about yourself when you answer. Pick up nature’s phone with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $20 for a wild-food and ecology tour for two (up to a $40 value)
  • $35 for a wild-food and ecology tour for four (up to an $80 value)
  • $45 for a wild-food and ecology tour for six (up to a $120 value)<p>

Naturalist “Wildman” Steve Brill takes groups of kids and adults on walks through the likes of Central Park, Prospect Park, and other public areas throughout the region. On his walks, he teaches participants how to identify and forage for edible and medicinal wild plants and appreciate their time with nature. All tours last several hours. See the schedule for upcoming dates and tour lengths. Specific meet-up spots are listed here.

"Wildman" Steve Brill

"The whole world is my garden," author and naturalist Steve Brill told the Los Angeles Times in 2012—and he means that literally. For more than 32 years, the naturalist has been taking groups into the relative wilds of New York City and beyond to find treasures—edible ones—in parks and other public areas. From identifying mushrooms to knowing where medicinal plants are likely to grow, he helps tour-goers open their eyes to wild foods that have always been right in front of them and even provides recipes to help them make the most of their finds.


Wildman Steve Brill is full of information about local plants and what is good to eat at what times of the year.

Meredith M., Yelp, 4/22/13


95% of 64 customers recommend

  • “He is very knowledgeable about plant life. The hike was fun and very scenic. ”

  • “the group the day I went was WAY TOO LARGE!! He should LIMIT attendance which would be easy because he requires signup and confirmation prior to the event. That was...”

    “the group the day I went was WAY TOO LARGE!! He should LIMIT attendance which would be easy because he requires signup and confirmation prior to the event. That was the only disappointment of the event. But it's a big one. Many times we couldn't hear or see, especially when his daughter was giving the talk. That was sweet but ...”

  • “Not only did he identify the plants, but gave great recipe ideas along with medicinal recommendations.”

  1. 1

    New York

    Central Park

    Central Park W & W 72nd St.

    New York, New York 10022

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  2. 2

    New York

    Prospect Park

    95 Prospect Park W

    NY, New York 11225

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  3. 3

    Queens, NY

    Alley Pond Park

    Northern Blvd. & Springfield Blvd.

    Queens, NY, New York 11364

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