Plant Identification in Tryon Creek State Park with Misha VanEaton
Explore the plants of the Pacific Northwest in Portland’s Tryon Creek State Park. This class is an introduction to native plants found in our local forests such as Oregon Grape, Oso Berry, Douglas Fir, and Pacific Waterleaf. Students will learn about plant identification, the unique qualities of common plants in the area, and gain practice identifying plants while walking through the park. While harvesting plants in State Parks is not allowed, we will have a discussion about the ethics of foraging and interacting with plants and provide further resources for learning about plants, foraging, and the place one forages. Please note that this class will include up to 3 miles of hiking on dirt trails.
This is an off-site workshop, meeting at Tryon Creek State Park in Portland, OR.
This workshop is open to all adults 16yrs & over, who are prepared to hike all morning (rain or shine) on an uneven trail. This is not a suitable workshop for those with health conditions that may be triggered by hiking, carrying a backpack, or being outside for 3+ hours in variable weather conditions. Please leave dogs at home. No previous experience necessary.