Published January 15, 2013
Native Plant Salvage Foundation offers "walking workshops"John Dodge; Staff writer
Add a new dimension to winter outings by joining local plant experts to learn the secrets to identifying local shrubs and trees without their leaves. The Native Plant Salvage Foundation is offering Winter Twig Identification, a 2.5-hour field class held at a West Olympia-area nature trail on Sunday, January 27. Choose either a morning class from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or an afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.These "walking workshops" will take place on a local nature trail. Small groups of learners will be matched with knowledgeable instructors to learn the keys to identify over 25 native plants. The skill is useful for gardeners and anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors throughout the year.The workshop fee is $5 per person, and participants will be given a free handout and an opportunity to purchase a detailed winter twig identification book. Advanced registration is required so that participants can receive full details and directions; contact the WSU Extension Native Plant Salvage Project at (360) 867-2166 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register online and see more information at www.nativeplantsalvage.org.