Fred Weinmann, right, past president of the Olympic Peninsula chapter of the Native Plant Society, explains the medicinal properties of certain trees during a New Year’s Day “Teddy Bear Hike” at Old Fort Townsend State Park near Port Townsend. Members were asked to bring a bear on the hike. Some wore them while others had them in packs or in pockets. (Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News)

Fred Weinmann, right, past president of the Olympic Peninsula chapter of the Native Plant Society, explains the medicinal properties of certain trees during a New Year’s Day “Teddy Bear Hike” at Old Fort Townsend State Park near Port Townsend. Members were asked to bring a bear on the hike. Some wore them while others had them in packs or in pockets. (Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News)

Walk in Port Townsend woods marks first day of the year for Native Plant Society

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