In the month of March, renowned plant expert and author Arthur Lee Jacobson will conduct walking tours to highlight the wonderful diversity of native vegetation in Seattle. Tours are $10 per participant and will proceed even in rainy weather. Afterwards everyone can join in for rest, chatting, and something to eat nearby. Register by phone (328-8733) to give Mr. Jacobson an idea of your plant-info background and interests. See the February newsletter (link on webpage) for more tour details for March, as well as April and May:
The UW Campus: Sunday, March 2 from 3 to 5 PM: The enormous campus has tremendous diversity of landscape plants, plus wild ones. Many rare trees and shrubs were planted by forestry professors, botanists, and the gardening staff. If it is cold and rainy on the tour day, there may be a detour to the warm greenhouse.
Green Lake Trees: Thursday, March 20 from 10 AM to noon: This two-hour tour will concentrate on the north/northwest side of the lake, which Mr. Jacobson believes has the best trees. Look for the Yoshino cherry trees in bloom.
Wild Edible Plants of Spring: Sunday, March 23 from 3 to 5 PM: Learn the common wild edible plants, and avoid poisonous ones! The emphasis will be on spring salad greens, and you will be invited to taste what is found along the way.