BOTANY BINGO!  25 Wild & Wonderful Plants of the Umpqua Region                                Talk is held in the Annex
 Presentation by Wendy J Coleman     

Have some fun learning interesting facts about 25 different species of wildflowers that grow in the North Umpqua region.  Educational fun everyone will enjoy.  There will be prizes for winners too.

Wendy J Coleman , Biological Sciences Technician with the Forest Service on the Umpqua National Forest
I am a plant-nut working my dream job on a beautiful forest.  I am originally from Indiana, but I followed my dreams to study Botany at Humboldt State University and have been hooked on the Pacific Northwest region for the past 20 years.  I came to Oregon in 2002 to work at Crater Lake and that’s when I realized I was never moving back to the mid-west. 

I have many botanical interests, including foraging the woods for edible berries and other useful plant materials.  Professionally, my interests are deeply rooted in restoration and preservation.  There are many accomplishments I take pride in but a few of my personal highlights have included: reintroduction efforts for the threatened Golden Paintbrush (Castilleja levisecta), transplanting violets on the coast for the federally listed Oregon silverspot butterfly, and collecting whitebark pine cones for research related to blister rust resistance.