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WNPS Special Speaker: Extending Local Plant Knowledge to New Environments

Education, Nature, Green/Environmental

April 17, 2019 (Wednesday) from 7pm-9pm at the Sustainable Living Center above the Restore. Go to www.wnpskoma.org/meetings for more info (and for directions to the SLC) Our local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society holds monthly meetings that are open to the public, free to attend and diverse in material. This month we will hear from a renowned photographer who is also a long-time member of the Koma Kulshan chapter of WNPS and abroad. He is an author of Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest, as well as Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest. On Wednesday April 17th, our special guest will share photos that he took during his visit to Joshua Tree National Park and the Mohave Desert. As flower geeks we can’t just say, “pretty flower” and move on. We have grown familiar with our local flowers and slowly learned to identify what we see, but as we move further away from home, our plant knowledge is not as strong. Our speaker will share tips for identifying “foreign” native plants in this program highlighting some of the flowers he and Brian Small found during the March “super bloom” in the desert.