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Wildflower enthusiasts will gather Saturday for a field trip into the Blue Mountains.

Jeff and Cheryl Fredson with Blue Mountain Audubon Society will lead a trip to the Blue Mountains to look for wildflowers, butterflies and birds. 

Participants will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday in the Harper Joy Theater parking lot off Park Street on the Whitman College campus and car pool.

The Fredsons have an encyclopedic knowledge of the wildflowers in the Blue Mountains and will take participants to locations they have staked out, said Kathryn Howard in a release. 

In the past they have taken groups to several locations along Summit Road, Target Meadows Campground, Bald Mountain pullout on the road to Jubilee Lake and other locations. 

It’s possible the group could easily see 80 to 100 species of wildflowers. 

Last year’s highlights included phantom and lady slipper orchids.

The all-day trip will involve “a bit of walking.” Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. Bring a lunch and a camp chair if available.

Membership in Blue Mountain Audubon Society is not required to attend. The field trip is free and no preregistration is required — just show up. For questions, email Cheryl at wallagirl14@gmail.com.

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