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PRI Prairie Days - 2022

Friday, May 13, 2022Saturday, May 14, 2022
Pacific Rim Institute

PRI Information and Sale Table:
We’ll have jars of honey, PRI T-shirts and native plants for sale throughout each day – from 9:00 AM until when the final tour of the day returns. The native plants will be in 4” or gallon pots and there will be a unique opportunity to get some rare native plants including lovely shooting stars, lilies, irises and much more. While supplies last!

Friday Morning 13 May Birding Tour:
Bring your binoculars and good walking shoes for the prairie, savanna and forest. This tour will be led by Steve Ellis of Whidbey Audubon. You may cover about 1.5 miles on mild terrain. Who will spot a Western Kingbird?

Prairie Tours:
Bring your binoculars (optional) and camera/phone, plus good walking shoes for a 1.5 mile walk over mild terrain! We’ll visit our rare prairie remnant, savanna and forest sites that are being restored. Learn what we are doing and what you can do in your own backyard!

Asian Giant Hornets – Oh My!
Join us between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Friday May 13th to learn from an expert from the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA). We’ll have a booth with displays and up-to-date information on the status of the hornets in our state! Since the hornets were first spotted in Washington, PRI has organized dozens of trappers each year, who help WSDA keep this insect from establishing itself here. If you are interested in trapping – very simple and not time consuming – you’ll be able to pick up a complete kit and take it home, armed with all the information you need to help in this effort.

Native American Storytelling with Lou Labombard, professional storyteller! Join us around a campfire and learn some amazing stories and oral history from PNW tribes. Bring your own folding chair and blanket. Family friendly! Friday 13 May from 7:00 pm...