Walking with the Native Plant Society

Washington Native Plant Society of Anacortes Parks and Recreation is offering a number of plant walks in the coming weeks, 10 to noon on Tuesdays usually.

April 5: Rosario Head at Deception Pass State Park. Entrance is west of the Bowman’s Bay park entrance off Rosario Road on the north side of the bridge. Rocky headland and sheltered woods. Little elevation gain. Easy.

April 12: Anacortes Community Forest Lands. Meet at the west end of 29th Street off of D Ave, by the green water tower. Woods and open meadows, some pond edges. Some hill. Moderate.

April 19: Bowman’s Bay at Deception Pass State Park. Meet in the Bowman’s Bay parking lot  across from Pass Lake on the north side of the bridge.  Park near the pier. Beach, woods and rocky headland. Some hill. Celebrate Earth Day in the woods. Moderate.

April 26: Goose Rock in Deception Pass State Park. Meet in the parking lot at the south end of the bridge. Woods and open bluffs full of spring flowers. Some hill. Moderate.

May 3: Sharpe County Park. Entrance is off Rosario Road just south of Sharpe Road. Pond, woods rich with mosses and lichens and open bluffs. Easy, or  Moderate if they go to the bluffs.


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