May Native Plant ID Walk: PNW Spring Edibles & Medicinals

Thursday, May 23rd 6-7:30

Register by selecting the Fiddlehead to the left!

you can join Native Plant Salvage for the…

Whole series of three enchanting Plant I.D. Walks this spring and summer. 

Register for any or all dates by selecting an image on the right side of the page. Don’t forget to check out with your cart!

  • Three sessions.

  • You receive focused content each month on flowers in bloom, edibles, trees, fungi and more.

  • You support Native Plant Salvage Foundation and our outreach efforts in a sustainable way.

  • You save five bucks (or earn a fancy coffee, depending on how you look at it).

introducing the…

Pay it Forward system

“Pay it Forward” to support others learning!

By purchasing a “Pay it Forward” (PiF) registration you reserve an additional slot to be offered as a scholarship and allow more individuals to study our natural world, regardless of their monthly allowance.

Reg. session: $10.00 Reg. series (3) $25.00 PiF session: $20.00 PiF series (3) $60.00

Plant I.D. Walks will be held on the 4th Thursday, April-July.

Planning for your walk:

We walk VERY slowly while we’re studying the plants, and our site has colder/wetter weather than in urban areas; conditions can change quickly! Please dress according to your comfort level.

What to bring:

  • Comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes for standing/walking/bending.

  • Reading glasses if you use them regularly (we do close-up study).

  • Snacks/drinks if desired.

  • Pen/pencil & notebook (optional)

  • Hand lens (optional).

Discover Pass:  Our site is a fee-based recreation area.  The daily fee is $10, and an annual pass is $30 (plus service fees); the pass gives you access to many recreation areas throughout the state.  Please plan in advance to purchase a Discover Pass, as we cannot provide temporary passes for this event.  Here is a link to learn more:

It is possible to buy one online and write your pass number on a slip of paper that you can leave on your dashboard prior to the pass arriving in the mail.

Register for any or all dates by selecting an image above. Don’t forget to check out with your cart!

These walks are a great way to learn native plants, botanize with friends, and enjoy a beautiful evening outdoors! Each Plant Walk will begin at 6 p.m. sharp, at our site in West Olympia. Please be sure to arrive a few minutes early so that we can get started on time!

Exact event location will be emailed to registrants along with more details before the event.

What we'll provide:

  • A handout with notes on basic characteristics.

  • Trees of Washington will be available for $5. This WSU guide covers trees in our area, including the alpine, with definitions of key botanical terms. If you know you want to buy the book in advance, you can add it on to your class-payment check to save time.