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.

Sarah Gage curates the Botanical Rambles blog for the Washington Native Plant Society. She is a writer and editor, a broad-spectrum botanist, a cranky gardener, and an accidental bureaucrat. Her writing has appeared in the Seattle Times, The Seattle Weekly, Willow Springs, and Douglasia, as well as in numerous scientific papers and government reports.

Sarah has won three awards for creative nonfiction and been a finalist for two others. Her botanical work includes managing the University of Washington Herbarium for thirteen years (1988–2001), co-authoring A Centenary Survey of Plant Life in Washington State, and participating in the International Kuril Island Project (1995–2000). Sarah lives and gardens in Seattle, works at the Recreation and Conservation Office in Olympia, and hikes wherever she can.