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Sun., July 21, 2013, 6 a.m.

Local naturalist-historian Nisbet to lead wildflower walk, talk

The soft, velvety leaves of thimbleberry line a woodland trail near Spokane Valley. (Mike Prager)
The soft, velvety leaves of thimbleberry line a woodland trail near Spokane Valley. (Mike Prager)

FLORA – Jack Nisbet, local writer/historian, will lead a nifty “clinic” on wildflowers on Wednesday, starting with 4 p.m. stroll through the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture exhibit, “In the Footsteps of David Douglas.”

At 5 p.m., he’ll lead the group on a hike in the Iller Creek portion of Spokane County's Dishman Hills Conservation Area to study the same monkshood, rein orchid, thimbleberry and yew trees that botanist Douglas – namesake of the Douglas fir -- collected in our area in 1826.

Nisbet knows the topic after authoring the book "The Collector: David Douglass and the Natural History of the Northwest."

Cost: $10. Space limited. Pre-register, 466-2823.




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Rich Landers
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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