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Discovering the bounty

Victoria-based naturalist Joe Percival leads an ethnobotanical tour Saturday, Sept. 25, of Webster's Woods to uncover some natural splendors on Beaver Hill, as this first Olympic foothill is known to locals.

Webster's Woods, the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center's 5-acre art park, is special not only for the artworks that the walker encounters at every turn but also for the site, a lush sylvan patch right in the city.

Percival will search out edible and medicinal plants that were important to the original inhabitants of this Salish Sea ecosystem and are interspersed among the surprises of Art Outside.

Amplifying the Safe Harbor theme of the exhibition in the indoors gallery, the tour will take the viewer into the aboriginal world where this would be the season of gathering a safe harbor, of harvesting the forest's bounty for the coming winter.

The tour begins at 11 a.m. Wear shoes appropriate for trail walking. Some short steep parts of the trail may be difficult for people with reduced mobility. A donation of $4 general admission, $2 Friends members is requested. The center is at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, near the Jones Street water dome.

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