Field Trip 1 - Seattle Naturalists Intro Natural World Course

Field trip: Introduction to the Natural World Course

Field Trip 1 - Seattle Naturalists Intro Natural World Course - Carkeek Park

This field trip will give you the chance to practice using your charts, tree & flower apps, and field guide to identify trees, ferns and flowers as well as other plants and animals of the Lowland Forest Life Zone. This trip will be in a local park and will last three to four hours.

  • Easy
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Pace: slow with many stops

We will meet at 9 AM.

Where: Nancy Malmgren Environmental Learning Center. 

Address: 920 NW Carkeek Park Road

No restrooms are available so plan accordingly.

This field trip will give you the chance to practice using all your senses and tools, to appreciate and to identify flowers, trees,  and ferns as well as other plants and animals. You'll learn to use your charts, tree & flower apps, and field guides. 

We hope to  concentrate on common species and understand more about their role in these lowland forests. 

Trees: Douglas Fir, Western Hemlock, Red Cedar, Lodgepole Pine, Grand Fir, Yew, Red Alder, Big-leaf Maple, Vine Maple, Black cottonwood, Madrone

Shrubs: Tall Oregon Grape, Hazelnut, Red Elderberry, Common Snowberry, Red-osier dogwood, Salah, Rhododendron, Evergreen huckleberry, red huckleberry, Scot's broom, Indian plum, Pacific ninebark, Bitter cherry, Thimbleberry, Salmonberry, Wild Blackberry

Ferns: Lady Fern, Deer Fern, Spreading Wood-fern, Licorice Fern, Sword Fern, Bracken Fern

Flowers: Bleeding heart, Stinky Bob, red-flowered currant, Pacific Waterleaf, Hyacinth, False Solomon's seal, White trillium, Enchanter's nightshade, Oregon Wood-sorrel, Siberian Miner's Lettuce, Creeping Buttercup, Large-leaved avens, Cleavers



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Bring your smartphone or tablet with Washington Wildflower Search, PNW Trees apps. Bring the charts for trees, ferns, and flower families. Bring a guide book if you want.

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