Selected Stories of Seattle’s Lost and Marginal Plant Species
Upcoming lecture by Stewart Wechsler
Nearly one quarter of the vascular plants on Arthur Lee Jacobson’s checklist of Seattle area natives, originally compiled in 1999, have not been seen here for decades. Spurred on by his interest in local native plants used by butterflies, botanist and ecological consultant, Stewart Wechsler, has made it his goal to learn the ecology and identification of the lost and marginally surviving plants in the greater Seattle area – with a special focus on those needed by local butterflies. Over the last fourteen years Stewart has built up considerable knowledge about these lost and declining plants. In his illustrated talk he will share the stories of some species that are rare or have been extirpated (lost) in Seattle. He will also share his thoughts on why they are now scarce or have disappeared and what it might take to enhance or re-establish their populations.
Thursday, September 1, 2011, 7:30 PM
UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle
Public Invited. No Admission. Books. Refreshments.