Garry oaks are our region’s only native oak, and their environment is fading fast. Less than 3% of their original habitat remains today, but it’s not too late to save this living history which is valuable habitat for people and wildlife. Friends of the San Juans is hosting a walk among the wildflowers and oak trees with landowner Shaun Hubbard and retired forester Thom Pence on Sunday, April 26 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm on Cady Mountain.
During this walk, participants will learn about the successes and challenges of Garry oak stewardship. Hubbard and Pence will share their experiences and enthusiasm for preserving healthy oak populations in the Islands.
“When oaks are thriving, an entire world of insects, birds, reptiles and mammals, including humans, flourish,” says Hubbard.
Participants will also get information about how to care for Garry oaks on their own property.
Space is limited so please RSVP by April 24 to Katie Fleming at 360-378-2319 or katie[@]sanjuans[.]org.
Visit Friends of the San Juans to see a list of other upcoming events.