Learn the Mosses our Wildflowers Thrive in As We Help Them Both Re-cover the Earth

November 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lincoln Park
8265 Fauntleroy Way SW
Seattle, WA 98136
Stewart Wechsler
206 932-7225 (land)

We will meet at Lincoln Park’s north parking lot (between SW Monroe St and SW Thistle St) by the kiosk at 10:00 am Sunday, November 6th. You have the option to join us for coffee and pastries at Cafe Ladro (7011 California Ave SW) beforehand! Coffee hour starts at 8:30 am.  I ask that people preregister to ensure that the group size is manageable both for me and the mosses. e-mail me at ecostewart@gmail.com or phone me at 206 932-7225 (currently only land line).  While the program is free, Stewart appreciates any useful support that the human community gives him that will help the growth of the success of his efforts to promote the protection and recovery our most precious and unique local natural communities that our misguided human culture has increasingly been degrading and diminishing.

While taking a tour of Lincoln Park’s mosses that grow on the ground, we’ll learn both about those mosses, and about how critically important they are to our local natural communities. The mosses not only make a beautiful bottom layer of the plant community, but also help the other local community members from the yellow Evergreen Violets to the Twinflowers, and likely even the Phantom Orchids.  We will stop at some of the moss patches and carefully remove weeds that have invaded them, allowing the mosses to grow a bit quicker, and giving our indigenous plants, that grow best in moss beds, more room to grow. Stewart can also teach you some of the story of almost any local, natural community member from the birds to the beetles, the mushrooms to the mosses, and the wildflowers to the weeds, that we see, hear, smell, or taste, as we engage in the calming task of wiggling weeds out of the moss mattress we’re on. While you don’t need them, if you have them, you might bring a Hori Hori weeding tool, maybe a good pair of leather gloves, possibly a hand pruner, and maybe binoculars for the birds.

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