Only recently did we discover the pleasures of the fall bloom in the shrub-steppe. There is a minimum of eight species of wildflowers in bloom at the Two Sisters this time of year. The Two Sisters area offers a variety of plants in bloom, including some of our local favorites: hoary aster and sand verbena. Their white and purple flowers accent a sea of yellow, silver, and pink: the rabbit brush and the snow buckwheat at the height of their show. It’s a short walk into the shrub-steppe and the views of the Columbia River are outstanding. Meeting time is 11:00 a.m. at Columbia Basin College parking lot across from the Red Lion, 20th Avenue, Pasco. Ernie Crediford, Leader. Dress appropriate for the weather and don’t forget your camera for this late-season surprise. Please join us for this crisp, fall visit to one of our favorite places and contact trip leader at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending.