In Partnership with the Emerald Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon and Lane Community College, Mount Pisgah Arboretum is excited to present our annual Wildflower Festival FREE in a virtual format for 2021!


Emily Poole 2020

Restoration, Recovery, Resilience

The poster plant for the 2021 Wildflower Festival is fireweed (Chamaenerion angustifolium), representing this year’s theme of restoration, recovery, and resilience as our human and natural communities emerge from the Labor Day wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. The Festival featured a variety of virtual field trips and presentations on topics like fire ecology, native plant gardening, plant-pollinator interactions, botanical illustration, and more. SEE HERE for presenter bios and talk descriptions. Full schedule below!

Wildflower Festival Merchandise!

To purchase t-shirts, hoodies, and stickers featuring the Festival artwork, or to purchase recordings of the festival presentations, check out our shop!

Festival Schedule:

Day 1, Saturday, May 15th:

TimeTopicSpeaker/Presenter
5:00PMHabitat Restoration on Private LandsTanya Harvey
5:20PMNature Illustration Made EasyDavid Wagner
5:40PMNative Plant Garden ToursGail Baker & Clay Gautier/ Aryana Ferguson & Bart Johnson
6:00PMKeying Plants for BeginnersSteven Yeager & Susie Holmes
6:30PMFriends of Buford Park Native Plant Nursery TourMieko Aoki & April-Dawne Christen
6:50PMMore Than an Oregon FloraStephen Meyers
7:05PMWhere Did We Come From and Where are We Going? Fire Ecology and Post-Fire Succession in Western OregonGraham Frank

Day 2, Sunday, May 16th:

TimeTopicSpeaker/Presenter
5:00PMFloral Specialization in Western Oregon BeesAugust Jackson
5:20PMExploring Mt. Pisgah’s Botanical Bounty – Satisfy Your Curiosity in Just a Few Clicks with Oregon Flora’s New WebsiteThea Jaster
5:50PMWildflowers for BeginnersJenny Laxton
6:10PMPlants of Rocky HabitatsHeron Brae & Alex Queathem
6:30PMNative Plant Society of Oregon UpdatesDan Luoma
6:40PMSketching Wildflowers in the FieldEmily Poole
7:00PMWildflower Bioblitz ResultsGail Baker & Susie Holmes
7:15PMWildfire Recovery and Resilience 2020: Developing Adaptive Capacity to Increasing Risk in the Willamette ValleyBart Johnson

iNaturalist Wildflower Bioblitz:

The 2021 Lane County Wildflower Show Bioblitz was a huge success! To see the results, visit the project here. You can also take a look at the great results from last year’s bioblitz here, or check out this detailed and inspiring report on the successes of the bioblitz.

To learn more about how to get the most out of iNaturalist, check out the video below!

Friends of Buford Park Native Plant Sale:

Our partners at the Friends of Buford Park are currently holding their annual native plant sale with online ordering. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to bring home a piece of Mount Pisgah’s natural beauty!