Field Trips

Koma Kulshan chapter Washington Native Plant Society field trips are generally free and open to the public. Exceptions are noted in the trip descriptions.

While attending WNPS events, please observe these policies, in effect since March 2022. Please do not attend an event if either of the following are true:
– You currently have any COVID symptoms or have had symptoms in the past 14 days
– You have any reason to quarantine according to the CDC
WNPS event hosts will not facilitate carpooling. While participating in the event, maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other participants, or wear a mask if approaching more closely. If you test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event, please contact the WNPS office at 206-527 3210 or the WNPS Business Manager at wnps [at] wnps [dot] org.

summer 2023 Field Trips

September 11, 2023, Monday, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Moonwort Madness

Hundreds of moonworts (Botrychium ssp.) of seven different species can be found at Yellow Aster Butte in a good year. We’ll see how many we can find and identify. In addition, there are plenty of other ferns, flowering plants, and amazing views on this hike to hold our interest. This is a moderately strenuous, 7-mile round-trip hike, with an elevation gain of up to 2200 feet. Meet at the southeast corner of the Sunset Square Safeway parking lot at 7:30 AM. Bring a lunch, snacks, and water, and dress for the weather. RSVP required for this trip. Contact Tim McNitt at 360-714-9474 or email mcnitt [at] acies [dot] com.

Previous field trips are listed on their own page in case you’re curious about where the Koma Kulshan chapter has explored in previous seasons.