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Native Plant Foray ~ Blanchard & Padilla Bay

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Native Plant Foray ~ Blanchard & Padilla Bay

Time: June 19, 2011 from 10:15am to 5pm
Location: Fairhaven Park & Ride, West side of I-5 exit 250
Street: Fairhaven Parkway
City/Town: Bellingham
Phone: 253-334-2157
Event Type: native, plant, field, foray
Organized By: Terese VanAssche
Latest Activity: Jun 20, 2011

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We will take to the upland trail in search of spring mushrooms (think morels) as well as early summer greens such as miner's lettuce.  This hike will be a study in the beautiful contrast of the Samish flats and Chuckanut Mountains.

Bring a cloth bag and gloves for gathering; a set of small snips is also useful.   Wear good walking footwear that can get wet, trekking poles for the steep slopes on Blanchard, and bring a rainjacket just in case.  Leader will bring a good field guide for edible native plants and mushrooms.  Field guide recommended:  Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West by Gregory L. Tilford; or Pojar & MacKinnon's Plants of the Pacific Northwest.  For mushrooms, any of David Aurora's guides are great!!

Potential early dinner afterwards in Edison. 

You must RSVP with the leader or I will not plan on you coming.  I need to know so that I can update those who sign up.  If you plan to join us and want to meet at the Ferndale Park & Ride or my home, please let me know.

Contact leader at 253-334-2157 or at

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Comment by Wendy Courtemanche on March 26, 2011 at 7:03pm


I plan to come on this outing - my contact info is 360-809-0004,

I'm in B'ham if anyone wants to carpool to Ferndale when the time comes.

Wendy Courtemanche

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