Master Native Plant Stewards Graduate Continuing Education:
Experts and Professional Wetland Scientists Paul Anderson and Doug Gresham (Doug is also a Master Native Plant Steward in Seattle), both from the Washington State Department of Ecology, will guide Master Stewards on how to navigate official Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO) regulations in this interactive workshop. By the end of this workshop, Master Stewards will be able to:
Speaker: Wendy Gibble, Program Manager, Washington, Rare Plant Care and Conservation (Rare Care)
Saturday, November 18, 10 - 12 Noon
Chapter Meeting - Padilla Bay Interpretive Center
Join us for a WORK PARTY to help plant native plants at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association’s (NSEA) Native Plant Habitat Garden and to help NSEA winterize, fertilize, and organize the native plant nursery! The NSEA nursery fosters plants until they are ready to provide salmon habitat along Whatcom County streams.
NSEA is located at 3057 E. Bakerview Road, Bellingham. Look for the blue NSEA tent! You are invited to come for a whole day or a half day. 9am-12pm and/or 1:00-4:00pm.
Fred and Gloria took a National Geographic Expeditions tour of part of the Galapagos Islands in April, a trip all biologists who follow Charles Darwin dream of taking. The previous wet season from late 2016 to spring 2017 had been extra wet so the place was still pretty green and many plants were still in flower and/or leaf. Fred will trace their path through the islands and show photos of a few fungi, lichens, plants and, of course, the charismatic megafauna. Most of these will be in stereo...