I’ve done some “pre-research” and i should be able to find red osier on the island. This is definitely my personal favourite of plants local to me!
Garry Oak is prolific in parts of BC, but it remains to be seen if any grows on Bowen! Hoofies crossed. The focus of the class is of course on indigenous, or at least “local” vegetation if transplanted from elsewhere, so my plant ID books are going with me as well. I’ve been lucky on this voyage to have an extensive background in identifying plants as an avid gardener, floral designer, amateur botanist and finally as ecoprint artist, but i don’t know it all (yet! )
The Summer edition of Fiber Arts Now has a wonderful article by my friend Wendy Feldberg about taking ecoprints to the next level. I’m pleased to be among such great company as several wonderful international artists are highlighted.