GNTGC Mission: Bear Creek Nature Trail plant identification
The Bear Creek Nature Trail is found across the street from Woodinville Fire Station 35 (17835 Avondale Rd NE, Woodinville). Park on the road across from the station, not in the lot nearby nor the station itself. The trail starts at the Goose Chase Sign.
|Pink Tape No.||Answer (write Plant Letter)||Plants|
|Mission 1||A. Western Red Cedar|
|Pink Tape 1||B. Salal|
|Pink Tape 2||C. Red Huckleberry|
|Pink Tape 3||D. Bracken Fern|
|Mission 2||E. Big Leaf Maple|
|Pink Tape 4||F. Sword Fern|
|Pink Tape 5||G. Oregon Grape|
|Pink Tape 6||H. English Holly|
|Mission 3||I. Vine Maple|
|Pink Tape 7||J. Red Alder|
|Pink Tape 8||K. Douglas Fir (there are two)|
|Pink Tape 9||L. Western Hemlock|
|Mission 4||M. Scotch Broom|
|Pink Tape 10||N. Old Growth Stump|
|Pink Tape 11|
|Pink Tape 12|
|Pink Tape 13|
|Pink Tape 14|
|Pink Tape 15|
If you cannot identify the plant, take a photo home to ID it later.
You may practice at home before the mission using an internet search for images of the plants. Add the word leaf or bark in the search for the plant name.
King County also has a good website for native plants at https://green2.kingcounty.gov/GoNative/Index.aspx
You can also practice identifying plants in your neighborhood using a smartphone plant ID app like: Plant Net or Plant Snap. Take a plant photo in the app to ID it.
NOTE: Use of the trail for the Goose Chase has been approved by Bear Creak Principal, Gary Keller.