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Yakima Area Arboretum Hosts Nature and Wildlife Conventions

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YAKIMA, WA.- The Yakima Valley is no stranger to outdoor activities, the area is well known for it's many hiking trails and lakes and streams for kayaking and white water rafting, but how well do you know the areas local plants and animals?

Sunday the Yakima Area Arboretum hosted a convention looking at the many different types of mushrooms you'll find here in the Yakima Valley.


They had over 100 different types of mushrooms, some poisonous, others used for medicinal purposes, and some just fun to look at and check out their creative designs.


We chatted with organizers at the arboretum, they told us they try to hold conventions on different plants and wildlife in the area on a regular basis.

"The arboretum is all about getting people outside, getting them excited about nature, and appreciating nature, because if we do appreciate nature we might be more inclined to be good stewards of the earth," Arboretum Director Colleen Adams-Schuppe explained.


The arboretum is open Monday through Sunday from 9 to 5 and they'll host guided nature walks through the arboretum up till November 7th. To check out a complete list of their activities and nature shows you can click this link, http://www.ahtrees.org/visit.htm.