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Wild Wander: Springtime at Fort Missoula and Slevin’s Island

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

$30 – $35

Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden and Slevin’s Island. Go here for directions to the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden.


Join Sydney Morical and Cathryn Rann of Wild Wanders as we saunter through the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden discussing qualities and applications of the various edible and medicinal plants within before skipping down to the secret garden that is Slevin’s Island along the Clark Fork River to greet many a fresh spring green! Feel free to bring your plant guides, notebook, and pen, if you’d like.

This little-known park right here in town is such a gem and an incredibly lush location to wander along, full of fancy forts and hidden bits. We are doing this one early so as to beat the skeeters. A note on accessibility: this wander is 2.5 hours long, with the first hour taking place within the Native Plant Garden, which is flat and very accessible for all abilities. As we move down toward the river, please note that a fair amount of the trail is not recommended for individuals with serious mobility limitations, as it involves some uneven terrain and other obstacles. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as we try to keep many of our events accessible to all.

Instructors: Sydney Morical and Cathryn Raan are both passionate and longtime gatherers of wild food and medicine. They have also served on the Board of Directors for the Western Montana Mycological Association since 2018, planning events, teaching a wide variety of mushroom classes, and keeping the fungal community engaged and connected. They both have experience in herbal medicine and agriculture (they will teach you about all the wonderful “weeds” around town), and a deep love of this land and all the plants living in their midst. They are humbled and delighted to be two of many on a long strand of plant-loving humans sharing their experience and knowledge with others.

Cost: $30 MNHC members, $35 non-members
Kids welcome free of charge.

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What’s the refund policy?

The course fee (minus a 25% administrative fee) is refundable if a cancellation is made up to 7 days before the event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after this deadline. See our full refund/cancellation policy here.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! We will have a list of all the attendees.