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My winter undertaking is learning to identify plants that are on my daily walks.  A lovely challenge, and I am enjoying finding out about what I  have passed so often but haven't taken time to learn about.  Some can be used in making inks and paints, and some parts can be used as edibles.  Also, to my delight, ones that are native to this specific region. So far, I have found and identified Black hawthorn, Crataegus douglasii,  Sour cherry, Prunus cerasus, Pin cherry, Prunus pensylvanica,  Beaked hazelnut, Corylus conruta,  Nootka rose, Rosa nutkana,  Oregon white oak, Quercus garryana, and Striped maple, Acer pensylvanicum.  These are just a few and more identifying to come!