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.

winter 2023 Field Trips

February 25, 2023, Saturday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Restoration Work in Maritime Heritage Park

Join NSEA and Bellingham Parks volunteers to continue restoration of native plant habitat in this historic area. The WNPS team will be adding plants and spreading mulch in bare areas and removing invasive plants, all on the southeast bank of Whatcom Creek near the Native Plant Trail. Gloves and tools provided at the check in area, probably near the BTC fish hatchery on the northwest bank of the creek at the end of C Street off West Holly. Contact Allan Richardson at 360-305-5270 or asrichardson5 [at] gmail [dot] com if you have any questions.

March 11, 2023, Saturday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cryptogam Ramble

Join Fred Rhoades for a late winter Cryptogam Ramble to Sharpe Park (south of Anacortes and west of Deception Pass Park). Leave the Bellingham south end Park & Ride at 9 a.m. or meet at the trailhead at 10 a.m. We’ll take one of the meandering trails down hill (perhaps Porpoise Point trail – see map in link), if it’s pleasant enough, have lunch along the trail and hope to finish between 3 and 4. Bring a hand lens. Contact Fred (fmrhoades [at]] comcast [dot] net) to let him know you are coming in case the trip has to be changed due to weather. Here’s the link to the park description and map:

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.