Volunteer Update: November, 2022

Volunteer Update: November, 2022

Emily Aune, Head Rhododendron Gardener, shares a moment with Phyllis Hamel on the new park bench. On Tuesday morning, 15 November, 2022, a celebration was held to dedicate a new park bench in honor of Phyllis Hamel, an local artist and long-time park volunteer, who is...
Wildflower of the Month: November, 2022

Wildflower of the Month: November, 2022

Common Ink Cap While the wildflowers sleep for now, the fungi have arrived after fall rains. The common ink cap, in the genus Coprinus, is a mushroom found throughout the northern hemisphere in both America and Europe. It is related to the larger...
Volunteer Update: October, 2022

Volunteer Update: October, 2022

The big volunteer news this summer was that Cait Wisbeski had been hired to become the new Volunteer Coordinator at Hendricks Park.  This position is funded in part by the Friends. Cait previously worked with the Portland Nursery and Portland Audubon Society. She has...
Wildflower of the Month:  October, 2022

Wildflower of the Month: October, 2022

Common Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus) Common Snowberry is a species of flowering plant native to North America in the honeysuckle family. It has small, whitish to pink flowers that last over a long period in summer.  Snowberry flowers attract pollinators,...
Wildflower of the Month: July, 2022

Wildflower of the Month: July, 2022

Farewell-to-Spring Farewell-to-spring (Clarkia amoena) is native to western North America, found in coastal hills and mountains from British Columbia south to the San Francisco Bay. It is a common meadow annual that blooms in early to midsummer, bearing cup-shaped,...