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Botany Washington 2017


Botany Washington 2017                               

Late Spring in the East Cascades
Chelan County, WA

June 9-11. 2017

Basecamp:  Tierra Retreat Center
Tumwater Canyon, near Leavenworth

The mixed conifer forests and open slopes of the lower East Cascades foothills are a must-visit destination during the spring wildflower season.  The Leavenworth area's combination of plentiful snowmelt runoff, sunshine, and warm spring temperatures produce one of the finest wildflower blooms in the region.  June is typically an ideal time to explore the native flora of this area.

Landscape view of the East Cascades area around
Leavenworth with the Enchantment Mountains in the background.
PHOTO:  David Giblin

Botany Washington is co-sponsored by the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) and the University of Washington Herbarium at the Burke Museum (WTU).  Our goal is to provide an outstanding learning opportunity for participants of all botanical skill levels.  This year we will be exploring the floristic and taxonomic diversity of the East Cascades. 

Botany Washington will provide botanists, plant ecologists, restoration ecologists, conservation biologists and other professionals with access to experts and an opportunity for in-depth study of selected taxonomic groups. It is also an opportunity for individuals new to the Flora of the Pacific Northwest to gain additional practice in technical keying with the support of expert guidance.

Tweedy's lewisia (Lewisiopsis tweedyi
PHOTO: Ben Legler (WTU)


The interested enthusiast wishing to learn more about regional floras of Washington will have two days in the field with knowledgeable local experts. Finally, it is an opportunity for botanists and others interested in our native flora to work together in a shared community of botanical learning. Membership in the Washington Native Plant Society is not required.

The following pages will support full information for the program, including evening speaker, field trip opportunities, lodging & food provided, and details for event registration.  Links to hard copy files are at the bottom of this page, to support registration by mail with a check payment. 

We hope you will join us for this weekend of study and enjoyment in the mountains. 

Visit these links for more information, each link contains important information for your event registration:

For Questions or Additional information, please contact the WNPS Office at (206)527-3210
or email wnps@wnps.org







Updated: February 15, 2017
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