Wildflower Month 2016
May is Wildflower Month in the Willamette Valley and there is a schedule of engaging events leading up to the Mount Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival on May 15th.
When: April 30-June 15, Opening First Friday Art Walk 5/6/16 5:30-8:30pm
What: Exhibit of Botanical Art
Who: Regional Artists: photography, fiber arts & illustration (watercolor, giclee print and more). Many of the artists are nationally recognized
Where: Morning Glory Café, 450 Willamette St., Eugene OR 97401, 541-687-0709 http://www.morninggloryeugene.com/
Café open daily 7:30-3:30pm
April 24, 1pm – 3pm, Native Plant Garden Tour, Hendricks Park
Sasha White is the native plant gardener at Hendricks Park. She has thorough knowledge of botany, wild crafting and the identification and use of Pacific Northwest edible and medicinal plants.
Tour meets at the F.M. Wilkins Picnic Shelter, 2200 Summit Ave, Eugene
A suggested donation of $3 helps support Friends of Hendricks Park educational programs.
Contact: Friends of Hendricks Park, 541-607-4066, firstname.lastname@example.org
May 6, 5:30-8:30pm, First Friday Art Walk Botanical Illustration at Morning Glory Café, 450 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR. The exhibit includes over 30 art pieces of our local wildflowers in a variety of mediums including watercolors, photography and fiber arts. Beverages and pastry will be available for purchase while you view the art.
May 7, Saturday, 9am – 2pm
Tour: Bikes to Blooms Wildflower Tour: This bike-based wildflower tour will run from 9 am – 2 pm at sites on the Row River Trail along scenic Dorena Lake. Regional plant experts will lead participants through natural areas with native prairie plants in bloom. Participants bring a helmet, water, a picnic lunch, and their bike. All sites will be accessible by car, but riding is encouraged. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. See www.coastfork.org for more information.
May 14, Saturday, 9am – 3pm
Event: Setup for the Mount Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower Show. This is a chance to work elbow to elbow with field botanists who can identify plants. We need people to help place plants in vases identify and put plants out for display. Come for a couple of hours or all day.
May 15, Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Event: Mount Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival. A plant sale and hundreds of native wildflowers will be on display. There will be live music, information booths of many local organizations, and food! Sponsored by Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Lane Community College’s Botany Department, and NPSO Emerald Chapter. Information: 541-747-3817.
Location: map and directions at: http://www.mountpisgaharboretum.com/visit-mpa/direction/