Six year old Laura Drake, who is so passionate about plants that she named her rescue cats Daisy and Daffodil, has been training as a junior naturalist in the Mercer Island Native Garden, according to Linda Anchondo, Seattle Audubon Society master birder and Junior Naturalist Program instructor.
Her first tour is April 28, during the Washington Native Plant Society native plant sale in Mercerdale Park. Laura will show you where a male Anna’s Hummingbird often perches, offer you a taste of an edible big leaf maple flower, teach you about the Trillium and Shore Pine she “adopted,” and share her favorite facts about native plants and birds.
This tour is especially for families with children, but all are welcome. Plant signs for children wishing to “adopt” a plant will be provided. The tour will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Native Garden Sign by the Recycling Center.