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Free hike Saturday to see wildflowers on Blanchard Mountain

A fern uncurls itself in the warming weather of spring 2009.
A fern uncurls itself in the warming weather of spring 2009. The Bellingham Herald

Koma Kulshan chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society offers a free Lily Lake Trail field trip open to everyone from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 12.

Focus is on the early spring wildflowers of Blanchard Mountain. The hike is about six miles round trip with a 1,200-foot elevation gain.

A plant list is available on the Washington Native Plant Society website at wnps.org/plant_lists/counties/skagit/skagit_county.html.

Meet at the Fairhaven west side park and ride at the end of 32nd Street. To register or for questions, contact Jim Duemmel at 360-733-3448 or JimDuemmel@q.com.

Robert Mittendorf

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