Ever wonder why native birds need native plants? Join Ashley Shattuck and Sarah Verlinde on November 15 for an informative presentation. Together they'll invite you to bridge the two worlds between birders and botanists. Rather than categorizing yourself as one or the other, consider just being a naturalist and enjoying the interdependence of both groups on one another (at least for an evening).

The title of the presentation is: The good, the bad, and yummy: restoring bird habitats through the use of native plants in the Pacific Northwest region. While that sounds all good, and possibly delicious, They'll also address plants that may not be beneficial, have lost their ecosystem functions through cultivation, are poisonous, or radically change the landscape affecting critical bird habitats. 

Sarah Verlinde and Ashley Shattuck have been building the University of Washington Bothell Herbarium’s collection of native plants for the last three years. As a storage facility that catalogues and holds dried plant specimens, the herbarium provides hands-on student education programs while archiving plant specimens from King and Snohomish Counties for their historical and cultural significance.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
7:00 PM 9:00 PM
308 4th Avenue South Kirkland, WA, 98033