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.


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 Workshop details and directions will be sent to all participants.

Staff report

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