Trail walk also a twig ID class

January 17, 2014 

Erica Guttman of the Native Plant Salvage Foundation looks at twigs during a winter twig walking class. This year’s class will be Jan. 26.

STEVE BLOOM/STAFF FILE

The Native Plant Salvage Foundation is offering South Sound residents the chance to get out and do some walking, while learning about local trees and shrubs.

A local plant expert will lead a walk on a west Olympia-area nature trail, helping participants learn to discover the subtle beauty and how to identifying 25 local shrubs and trees without their leaves. The class is offered only one day a year.

“Winter Twig Identification” will be Jan. 26. There will be sessions from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1-3:30 p.m.

The class costs $5. Participants will receive a handout and have the opportunity to purchase the book “Winter in the Woods.”

Registration is required. You can sign up by contacting the Native Plant Salvage Foundation at 360-867-2167 or by sending an email to nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com. Workshop details and directions will be sent to all participants.

Staff report

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