The Columbia Basin Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society will lead the following hikes in June:
* 9:30 a.m. Saturday: Badger Mountain. See the last of the spring wildflowers. Meet at the parking lot off of Dallas Road. Hike time will be 2 hours.
* 9:30 a.m. June 9: Bateman Island. Check out the native and invasive plant species; learn to identify poison oak. Meet at the Bateman Island parking area on Columbia Park Trail. Hike time will be 2 hours.
* 8 a.m. June 16: Tour of BFI Native Seeds in Warden. BFI grows native grasses and forb species for restoration. Meet at the federal building parking lot in Richland to car pool.
For more information and directions, go to www.wnps.org /cbasin/events.html.