Wild Edible Plant Walks Tue April 11: Tideman-Johnson Natural Area. Tue May 2: Whitaker Ponds Nature Park. 6:00-7:30pm Learn to identify the plants in some of our local natural areas and learn which ones are edible.
These walks are FREE. A $5-10 donation is encouraged to support Cascadia Wild, but is not required.
Wild Edible Plant Outing Sunday, April 23, 10am-6pm Join us as we learn to identify different plants and learn their food value, with a focus on spring greens. Location: Mt Hood National Forest. Carpools leave from Gateway Park and Ride.
This event is FREE. A $5-10 donation is encouraged to support Cascadia Wild, but is not required.
Contact Cascadia Wild for more information and to RSVP.
Japanese Knotweed Harvest/Pull and Cook-off Sat May 6 Harvesting 1:00 - 4:00 Dinner 6:00 FREE! How does one ethically forage in a city of several million people without damaging our natural areas? By foraging for invasive species! Join us as we pull invasive Japanese knotweed to help control this invasive and yummy species. Location still TBD, but it will be in one of Portland's local parks. Afterwards, we will share recipes and methods of preparation, head to the kitchen so you can try out your favorite one (kitchen space provided or use your own), and reconvene for dinner. Join in a lively discussion around foraging ethics and managing for invasive species in Portland natural areas.
Habitats and Forest Zones of the Cascades Drive across the Cascades to experience first hand the wide variety of different ecosystems and habitat types. We will talk about the concept of a habitat, learn to identify different tree species and what they can tell you about the habitat, and learn why this is important for any naturalist skills, including animal tracking. Cost: $75; or $60 for Cascadia Wild members. This class is also part of the trip leader training program. Location: Carpools leave from the Gateway Park and Ride.
Navigation Learn to read a map and compass, and what the difference is between true north and magnetic north. Most of the day will be spent practicing navigating off-trail, both using a map and compass and using terrain features to find your way. Cost: $70; or $60 for Cascadia Wild members. This class is also part of the trip leader training program. Location: Carpools leave from the Gateway Park and Ride.