CFC Volunteer Trips - 12) Native Seed Collection for Pollinator Habitat


Project: Native Seed Collection for Pollinator Habitat Enhancement


Date: August 24, 2024 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)


Location: South of Mt. Adams (2 hours from PDX/Vancouver)


Trip leader: Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator


Trip description: Creating habitats rich in native wildflowers and shrubs is incredibly important for supporting pollinators like bees and butterflies. These insects rely on nectar from flowers as their primary food source, and female bees also collect pollen to feed their young. Native plants are especially valuable because they are well-suited to the local environment, providing the best nectar and pollen sources for native pollinators. By including native wildflowers, shrubs, and trees in any landscape, we can promote biodiversity and provide essential shelter and food for local wildlife. On this trip, we will collect seeds from these native plants. These seeds will be sowed later this year or sent to a nursery to be grown out and planted the following year, helping to establish more habitats for pollinators. Join us to make a difference for our pollinator friends and local wildlife!


Task: Learning native plant identification and collecting seeds 


Trip difficulty:  2 out of 5 || The trip requires walking along uneven ground and extended exposure to the sun. This activity also requires a lot of continual bending and squatting.


What you need:  Sturdy hiking boots, warm layers, rain gear, sun protection, day pack for food/water and other essentials


Gear provided: Gloves, bags for gathering seed


Lodging: N/A

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Saturday, August 24, 2024 and Saturday, August 24, 2024