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Day Hike - Port Townsend Naturalist Foray

Port Townsend Naturalist Foray

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Indian Island County Park (near Port Hadlock)
Include note with registration that you are signing up for day trip, evening program or both. Hikes will include Indian Island County Park, Marrowstone Island, and Fort Worden/North Beach. Day hikes will be finished by 4:00pm. Evening program starts 7:00pm in Port Townsend. Evening botany program option: Siskiyou Mountains Flora 7 p.m. at Natural History Building, PTMSC (Port Townsend Marine Science Center), Fort Worden State Park. Hosted by WNPS, Olympic Peninsula Chapter Directions to PTMSC: http://www.ptmsc.org/location.html Joanie Belden and Dixie Llewellin will share photos from their visits to the Siskiyous. These mountains in SW Oregon and NW California have the highest plant diversity of any comparable sized area in the United States. Species adapted to the rigors of life in serpentine soils as well as wet, dry and mountainous habitats are found here. Leader will attend evening program on Siskiyou flora, has scouted Siskiyou flora sites and will be interested in a Seattle Naturalist spring trip (2011 or 2012) to SW Oregon's Siskiyous. Take 7:55am ferry - Edmonds to Kingston or Seattle to Bainbridge Is. Bring lunch, binoculars, scope (I'll have), and field guides (birds, coast). Indian Island County Park (directions and hike description): http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/outdoors/2009692825_nwwwalkabout20.html WNPS plant lists for Indian Island, Marrowstone Island and Fort Worden/North Beach: http://www.wnps.org/plant_lists/counties/jefferson/jefferson_county.html
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