The Washington Native Plant Society is a forum for individuals who share a common interest in Washington’s unique and diverse plant life. For more than 35 years WNPS has been a great source for native plant information and action. Your active membership strengthens the Society’s role as the voice for our native plants. Please join us today.
Study Weekend, 2015 : Islands in the Sky: A North Cascades Adventure
August 14-16 (REGISTRATION STILL OPEN)
The Komo Kulshan Chapter invites you to join us for this year's Native Plant Study Weekend. Come enjoy the splendor of the Heather Meadows area at road's end as well as destinations along the Mount Baker Highway. The North Cascades is a rugged mountainous region which over a long and complex geologic history has created a patchwork of isolated mountaintops, "sky islands," which are home to a unique flora of cold-adapted plants. There will be a wide range of outings with varying degress of difficulty, including strolls, hikes, and workshops. Click on the link above for more information and to register.
Restoring Native Pollinator Habitat: Puget Sound Lowlands by Matt Schwartz
Learn about the importance of restoring native pollinator habitat in the Summer 2015 edition of Douglasia, the quarterly journal of the Washington Native Plant Society. And visit these pages for an overview of using pollinator-friendly plants in restoration projects and to access plant lists for particular habitats.
The ferns and fern allies are ancient lineages of vascular plants with high species richness in the Pacific Northwest. Learn how to know your ferns and fern allies in order to conduct wetland delineations, floristic and vegetation surveys, rare plant surveys, and habitat assessments. This workshop is geared for experienced botanists, both professional and amateur, who are proficient in the use of dichotomous keys and comfortable with technical botanical terminology. Click on the link above for more information and to register.
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The University of Washington Herbarium (WTU) at the Burke Museum is officially embarking on an update to the one-volume "Flora of the Pacific Northwest".
Find out more and how you can help.