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 - Tiger Mountain Lowlands

This field trip will last four to five 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.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,800 ft
  • Pace: Slow/Moderate

High Point Trailhead @ 8:30AM. This is NOT the Tradition Lake trailhead so Discover Pass is not required. Park on road shortly after exiting from I-90 on Exit 20.

Further instructions will be provided by leader for participants a few days prior to the outing including roster for potential carpooling.

 

Although this will be conducted at a slow/moderate pace, this is a four mile hike with more than 1000' foot elevation gain. Please be sure that you can accommodate this.  

This field trip will last four to five 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, Salal, 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!



Route/Place

Tiger Mountain Lowlands


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

 Bring a guide book - Pojar/Mackinnon preferred - if you want. 

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