A Prudent Approach to Prunus

Native Plant Study Group

A prudent approach to Prunus: Understanding Washington’s plums, cherries, and laurels

Wednesday January 29th from 6:30-9:00 PM

WWU Biology Building Room 249

The forests of Western Washington are home to a couple native cherries, and a handful of esoteric ornamentals that are increasingly showing up in wild places. This week’s Native Plant Study group will examine the identifying characteristics of the Prunus genus and try and sort out confusing common names. We will study photographs, herbarium specimens, and fresh winter twigs.

Protecting and Restoring our County Lands

The next Koma Kulshan chapter meeting is on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 7:00 pm in the Sustainable Living Center (upstairs above the ReStore at the corner of Broadway and Meridian in Bellingham).

Nick Saling will discuss Whatcom Land Trust’s conservation strategies and point out our stewardship activities and restoration efforts that will reveal the wealth of flora and fauna that we have on our lands. He promises some video clips scattered throughout the slide show to help demonstrate our county’s biodiversity.

Nick works with the Whatcom Land Trust as Director of Stewardship. Since graduating from the WWU Biology program, he has also been a Washington Conservation Corps Supervisor for the Department of Ecology and served with the U.S. Peace Corps doing coastal resource management work.