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Salamanders, Slugs and other Winter Wetness Lovers @ Camp Long
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures for a walk in the wet woods. In many places Fall is when many plants and animals close up shop or head south, but Seattle’s wet season is the active time for a lot of animals and plants that are relatively dormant in the dry season. The slugs are slithering, the salamanders sally forth, and the Piggyback Plants are placing their baby plant pregnant palms down on the damp dirt to root, and reproduce. Many sorts of seedlings sprout as soon as the soil has had a sufficient sprinkling. Come on a tour to explore the life forms that wake up when it is wet! We will do the tour in anything but a heavy pour.

$15 adults, $10 kids

Call or e-mail, 206 932-7225 or to pre-register so I can manage the group size, and communicate to people about any potential changes.

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Learn the Mosses Our Wildflowers Thrive In @ Lincoln Park
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Sunday November 6, 2016 at 10:00 am–12:00 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers: Learn the Mosses our Wildflowers Thrive in As We Help Them Both Re-cover the Earth:

While taking a tour of Lincoln Park’s mosses that grow on the ground, we’ll learn both about those mosses, and about how critically important they are to our local natural communities. The mosses not only make a beautiful bottom layer of the plant community, but also help the other local community members from the yellow Evergreen Violets to the Twinflowers, and likely even the Phantom Orchids. We will stop at some of the moss patches and carefully remove weeds that have invaded them, allowing the mosses to grow a bit quicker, and giving our indigenous plants, that grow best in moss beds, more room to grow. Stewart can also teach you some of the story of almost any local, natural community member from the birds to the beetles, the mushrooms to the mosses, and the wildflowers to the weeds, that we see, hear, smell, or taste, as we engage in the calming task of wiggling weeds out of the moss mattress we’re on. While you don’t need them, if you have them, you might bring a Hori Hori weeding tool, a maybe a good pair of leather gloves, and possibly a hand snipers, and maybe binoculars for the birds.

We will meet at Lincoln Park’s north parking lot (between SW Monroe St and SW Thistle St) by the kiosk at 10:00 am Sunday, October 2nd. You have the option to join us for coffee and pastries at Cafe Ladro (7011 California Ave SW) beforehand! Coffee hour starts at 8:30 am. I ask that people preregister to ensure that the group size is manageable both for me and the mosses. e-mail me at or phone me at 206 932-7225 (currently only land line).

While the program is free, Stewart appreciates any useful support that the human community gives him that will help the growth of the success of his efforts to promote the protection and recovery our most precious and unique local natural communities that our misguided human culture has increasingly been degrading and diminishing.

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