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Fri., June 3, 2011, 9:01 a.m.

Native Plant Society hiking to area attractions

HIKING/NATURE -- The Northeast Chapter, Washington Native Plant Society  continues to offer a nifty schedule of field trips that combine hiking with nature observation.

Check them out and consider joining their group, or at least offering a $5 donation should you tag along on a guided hike.

Please confirm with field trip leaders before attending.

Read on for the hikes scheduled for June, including the Liberty Lake field trip set for Saturday.

Saturday: Liberty Lake Park -- This trip will be led by John McCormick. This shaded environment features cedar trees, ferns, shade loving wildflowers, and possibly some interesting mushrooms. Group will meet at 10 a.m. at the public park past the boat launch on the south end of the lake. Pack enough water, lunch and snacks for a half day adventure. Wear sturdy hiking footwear and dress for some shady conditions.   

June 5: Twin Lakes --This trip will be led by Diane Stutzman.



  • Contact Darcy Varona  or James Earl


    • Contact Darcy Varona ( or James Earl

    June 12: Pend Oreille County Park -- This trip will be led by Mike Bryarly.



  • Contact Darcy Varona  or James Earl


    June 19: Deep Creek Canyon (in RiversideState Park) -- This trip will be led by Rich Leon. Rich will help people learn to take better plant, flower and scenery pictures with their point-and-shoot cameras. There will be plenty of things to photograph including wildflowers and scenic views. Many June wildflowers will be blooming that were not blooming on the May 7th trip.

    The group will meet at 9 the 5 mile Rosauers parking lot on W. Francis Avenue. Hiking will be mostly on trailswith some rocky areas. Wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots and bring water, lunch and your camera.

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    Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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