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Alpine Flowers of Mount Rainier
Apr 9 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Wild flower enthusiast and photographer, Donovan Tracy, will discuss the amazing flowers found at Mount Rainier. The presentation will focus on two areas: the subalpine meadows between 5,000’-6,500’ elevation, and alpine plants found above 6,500’ in Mount Rainier National Park. Donovan will review the classifications of subalpine meadows and highlight some of their vegetation and community types. Extensive use of photographs will show the distinctions of these types with an emphasis on the contrasts between the Paradise and Sunrise sides of The Mountain. The alpine plant area will emphasis the uniqueness of these plants which endure harsh tundra like conditions. He will mix in some comments on wildflower photography, suggestions for wildflower hikes in the Park, and provide some historical references as well.
Donovan is an amateur photographer with a special interest in wildflower photography. He is a volunteer with the UW Herbarium, and co-author of the wildflower guide, Alpine Flowers of Mount Rainier, with David Giblin, the herbarium’s collection manager. He developed and maintains the website Flowers of Rainier, which features over 230 species and 12 wildflower hikes.
Free. No registration required. Public invited. Donations are appreciated! More information.