Hoyt Arboretum Friends (HAF) is a membership-based, nonprofit organization working in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation to support Hoyt Arboretum.
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Friday, April 17, 2pmFree event!
Author William L. Sullivan takes us on a slide show tour of Oregon’s oddest hiking and travel destinations, from an island sea cave to a forgotten canyon of colored pinnacles. Expect off-the-beaten-path tales of history and geology, as told by the bestselling author of a new short story collection, “The Oregon Variations.”
Sullivan has hiked every trail he could find in the state for his popular “100 Hikes” guidebooks, a series that he updates continually. He has also written four novels and many nonfiction books about Oregon, including “Hiking Oregon’s History,” “Oregon Favorites,” and “The Case of D. B. Cooper’s Parachute.” His journal of a 1000-mile hike he took across Oregon, “Listening for Coyote,” was chosen by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission as one of Oregon’s “100 Books,” the 100 most significant books in the state’s history.
This presentation is free and open to the public. The author will be available to sign books following the slide show.
Saturday, April 18, 11am-3pm
Whether you are a budding artist wanting to learn about botany or a plant lover eager to hone your botanical illustration skills, this class is for you! Students will learn the basics of botanical illustration and complete one or two watercolors.
Supplies: Students are asked to bring their own watercolor paints or watercolor pencils. A small set is fine (or just tubes of red, yellow, blue and a palette or plate for mixing). Students should also bring their own brushes, including a fine round #2 or #3 brush and a ½”-wide flat brush. All other supplies (paper, pencils, etc.) will be provided at the class.
About the instructor: Ruth Williams is an Arborist and plant enthusiast with a degree in Horticulture from UC Davis. She learned to draw plants in weed science 101, and later at the Mojave Desert Studies Center. She lives in Southeast Portland with two heritage California Bay Laurels, her husband, and six chickens.
Limited to 12 people (must be 12+ years old). $15/members, $20/non-members. Registration is required.
Please sign up below via Paypal or contact Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.823.1649.
Saturday, April 25, 12pm-1:30pm
Join our tour guide for a stroll through the arboretum to view the season’s colorful blooms and learn about the fascinating transformation that is spring! Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a jacket, camera and water. Please meet at the Visitor Center at 4000 SW Fairview Blvd; this is a free tour and registration is not required.
Sunday, April 26, 3-4:30pm
Please join Hoyt Arboretum Friends for the annual Spring Blossom Tour on Sunday, April 26 at 3pm with Curator Martin Nicholson. We will meet at the Stevens Pavilion for refreshments before the tour. This members-only tour will be held rain or shine. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 22 to Peggie Schwarz at email@example.com or (503) 823-1648. We hope you can join us!
Saturday, May 2, 9am-12pm
The Saturday Crew helps with trail maintenance, invasive species removal, special projects and more. No experience required; tools and instruction provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up, or sign up online here.
Thursday, May 14, 7pm
Hoyt Arboretum citizen scientist, archive assistant and tour guide Daniel Salomon will be giving a public lecture and will field questions on the Plants and Plant-based Organizations of Israel based on Salomon's most recent six-week extended stay in Israel in the Winter of 2015. The lecture will include a slide show and passing around real-life plant materials, field guides and reference books which Salomon personally brought back from Israel. Some attention will also be given to the plants of the Bible, the native and invasive plant species of the Israel, the importance of learning the Latin names of plants and how to harness a systematics understanding of plants to better interpret the plants of the Bible, as well as Israeli efforts to conserve, preserve, restore and steward the plants of Israel and their ancestral habitats.
Saturday, May 30, 9am-12pm
Saturday, June 6, 9am-12pm