2015 Introductory Plant Walks

Join our annual series of fun, informal walks and get familiar with plants native to Whatcom County. Sponsored by the Koma Kulshan Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS), these introductory plant identification walks feature an easy pace and will each last about two hours. All walks are free and no registration is required, just show up at the meeting spot. The walks will focus on a variety of habitats, with your expert guide introducing you to common trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants native to our area. Leaders will share tidbits on ethnobotany, wildlife use, gardening with natives, and other interesting plant related facts. People of all ages and experience levels are welcome. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes that may get wet. Each walk stands alone, or attend them all to get a free mini-course on plant identification. For more information contact: Allan Richardson at 733-5477 or via email at boghill@earthlink.net.

Sunday, April 26, 1:30-3:30 pm: Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve
Thursday, May 7, 6:00 pm to dusk: Hidden Forest Foray at Sehome Arboretum
Saturday, May 16, 1:00-3:00 pm: Padden Lagoon
Thursday, May 21, 6:00 pm to dusk: Coastal Ethnobotany at Woodstock Farm
Thursday, May 28, 6:00 pm to dusk: Downtown Plants at Maritime Heritage Park

Details about each of the walks are on the Field Trips page.