Welcome to Koma Kulshan WNPS

Vanilla Leaf

Vanilla Leaf (Achlys triphylla)

The Koma Kulshan chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society invites you to join us as we explore the diversity of plants that live in our corner of the Pacific Northwest. From tidewater to the summit of lofty Mt. Baker, we have many habitats and microclimates that support diverse species — some common and some so rare you’re unlikely to find them without a guide.

Our home territory is Whatcom County, but our chapter meetings and field trips often take us farther afield.

If you have any interest in the plants that grow all around us, please join us. Our meetings and field trips are free and generally open to the public (with very few exceptions). Of course, if you come along a couple of times and find us friendly and the subject interesting we hope you’ll join. Get membership and online payment details on the Washington Native Plant Society state website. Be sure to choose Koma Kulshan as your chapter.

The Nature of Whatcom County Group Art Show

Our friends at the Whatcom Land Trust are showing art of nature in their office and gallery during July. The show, The Nature of Whatcom County, opens during the July 1 Downtown Art Walk at the Whatcom Land Trust office and gallery, 412 N. Commercial Street in Bellingham. This group show will feature printed, painted and photographed images along with fabric art, poetry and sculpture.

The public is invited to meet the artists at the show opening, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the Downtown Art Walk night, Friday July 1, 2016. This show will run through September 15.

Whatcom Land Trust is pleased to feature the following artists, each of whom is a WLT supporter:

  • Luther Allen
  • Rod Burton
  • Rick Bulman
  • Jeni Cottrell
  • Jayme Curley
  • John D’Onofrio
  • Shirley Ericksen
  • Mary Froderberg
  • Judy Kleinberg
  • Chris Moench
  • Harold Niven
  • Laurie Potter
  • Steve Satushek
  • Tom Sherwood
  • Sheila Sondik
  • Denise Snyder
  • Ken Speer

The WLT Gallery is open every Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. or by appointment during other business hours.

Chapter E-mail Announcement list

Our chapter has a low-traffic Yahoo Groups e-mail list for reminders about upcoming meetings and field trips. To subscribe, send a blank email to wnps_koma-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. You’ll be sent a confirmation email from the group. Reply to the confirmation email to activate your subscription. You can always unsubscribe if you find it is not what you want. Or, send list manager Mark Turner an e-mail requesting to join the Yahoo Group.