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.

Autumn 2017 Field Trips

October 14, Saturday, 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Fourth Corner Nursery Tour

The tour of the nursery will include a step by step review of how the nursery propagates source identified native plants. We’ll take a look at the seed lab, production fields, green house, grading facilities, and some of the equipment used in the operation. Our guide will be Dylan Levy-Boyd, who gave a presentation to us at a meeting last fall. The tour will involve a fair amount of walking on uneven muddy ground, so wear appropriate footwear. Purchasing containerized stock (1 gal or 4 inch) may be possible.

The farm/nursery is at 5652 Sand Rd, Bellingham, WA. It takes about 15 min driving from the Sunset Ave/Mt Baker Highway I-5 exit. To drive there follow the Mt. Baker Highway to Sand Rd (just before the Rome store). Turn left (north) onto Sand Rd and continue ~1.5 miles (crossing Smith Rd). The farm will be on the right. There is ample parking but carpooling is always encouraged. Please arrive promptly.

November 12, Sunday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Anacortes Forest Lands

Join us for a small out of town field trip to the Anacortes Forest Lands. We will wander among the beautiful conifer forests and enjoy some wetland views. Meet at 9:00 AM at the Fairhaven west side park-and-ride at the end of 32nd St. We will carpool down to Anacortes to enjoy the day. We should be back by 4.
If you have any questions, contact trip leader Vikki Jackson at 360-319-6988.

November 17, Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

WNPS-NSEA Native Plant Garden Work Party

Join us for a WORK PARTY to help plant native plants at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association’s (NSEA) Native Plant Habitat Garden and to help NSEA winterize, fertilize, and organize the native plant nursery! The NSEA nursery fosters plants until they are ready to provide salmon habitat along Whatcom County streams. NSEA is located at 3057 E. Bakerview Road, Bellingham. Look for the blue NSEA tent! You are invited to come for a whole day or a half day. 9am-12pm and/or 1:00-4:00pm. Questions: Contact Wendy Scherrer (360) 319-9518 or

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.