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

Topics:Conifers, Ferns, Plant Identification, Ecological Life Zones.

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  • Easy
  • Easy

We will meet at 10 AM at the Visitor Center right near the entrance to Carkeek Park. 

Bring the conifer, fern, and flower family charts and your smart phone or tablet with the Wildflower Search app.

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

We hope to find some of these and may concentrate on only 30 to 40 common species in our particular place.

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

Maybe others

Maybe some birds as well!

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