Along the paths of Beaverton Creek and Cedar Mills Creek, we get to explore this fantastic wildlife area and wetlands. There are ponds, trails and areas of very old forest with giant trees… Oaks, Douglas Firs, Western Redcedars, Ashes, Maples, and many more. We will get to observe and identify dozens of native trees, understory shrubs, herbs and wildflowers… and talk about their edible and medicinal properties… all while walking on well-maintained easy trails that still feel wild and secluded. Besides the plants, we may spot numerous birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals that make their homes in the park. This hike can be family friendly if you want to bring (non-disruptive) young children along.
Hiking level: very, very easy
Our half day plant walks take us to close-in, easy, accessible and family friendly locations in the Portland area. Children 12 and under are welcome free with a paying adult. Study in the field includes botanical identification, ecological awareness, discussion of harvesting techniques and considerations, medicinal uses both traditional and modern, and medicine making.
Date and Times: Friday, May 13, 2022, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
End time is approximate and depends upon weather and other circumstances.
Location: Tualatin Hills Nature Park. Details about the exact meeting location are included in the PDF.
Important: When you purchase the class you will be emailed a link to download a PDF file containing details about the class location and other necessary instructions. This link will be active for 30 days. If the link expires you may email us for a new link. However, as we prefer to spend our time in the woods rather than on the computer, we recommend downloading the file immediately.
Refund policy: Full refund for tuition (minus $15 admin fee) up to 1 week before the day of the hike. Less than 7 days before the day of the hike 50% of tuition can be refunded. No refunds are possible less than 24 hours before the start of the hike or after the hike has begun.