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Trevor Kincaid would be proud

June 21, 2009

The garden group – Jane, Dorothy, Jutta and I – made the trip to Lewis County yesterday to celebrate Lupine Field Day at Mallonee Farms, an organic dairy (part of the Organic Valley co-op) where the farming practices of the Mallonee family create the right environment for the endangered Kincaid’s lupine

John, Maynard, Mary Mallonee

John, Maynard, Mary Mallonee

 

 

 (Lupinus sulphureus var. kincaidii) to thrive.  Thanks to Mary and John Mallonee, and their son Maynard, who care about the land and their family and know that organic practices make a healthier world.

 

Joe Arnett, state botanist with the Washington Heritage Conservation Program, talked to the group gathered at the Baw Faw Grange in Curtis about endangered plants and conservation, noting that usually the location of conservation sites were kept quiet, but that the Mallonees wanted the world to know that rare plants, people and cows can live in harmony (also growing in the pasture – the pale larkspur, Delphinium leucophaem, and the thinleaf peavine, Lathyrus holochlorus).

Joe Arnett checks Hitchcock for lupine ID.

Joe Arnett checks Hitchcock for lupine ID.

 

 

We also celebrated the family connection:  Dorothy is the daughter of Trevor Kincaid, for whom the lupine is named.  Two of Dorothy’s sisters, Polly and Kathleen, and their family attended the festivities, and everyone hiked well into the field to view the lupines, which were just finishing flowering (and then got soaked as a shower of rain arrived).  Trevor Kincaid, University of Washington entomologist and self-proclaimed “omnologist” (a word he coined, meaning he was interested in everything), would’ve enjoyed the day.

Dorothy with lupine.

Dorothy with lupine.

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