Wenatchee Naturalist, Jaana Hatton, is a local photo journalist and frequently publishes in regional magazines. Check out her recent piece about Ohme Garden’s flora and fauna in the Wenatchee World’s Foothills Magazine. Jaana’s article is a great reminder to visit this local county park – the hand-built legacy of orchardists Herman and Ruth Ohme.
Jaana explains what peaked her interest in Ohme Gardens.
“I moved to Wenatchee in 2014, finally escaping the coastal rain and gray skies. It amazed me how different the environment here is compared to the other side of the mountains: no mold, no moss, no dense, dark forests. As I hiked along the hillsides on the outskirts of town I realized – to my astonishment – that I could not recognize most of the plants.
Janna reflects, “In the fall of 2016 I enrolled in the “Wenatchee Naturalist” class in order to become more familiar with my natural surroundings. From the very first session, I was inspired by Susan Ballinger’s contagious enthusiasm and all the information she handed us. As a writer, I wanted to share some of my new-found knowledge with others. I submitted an article to the Foothills magazine about the flora and fauna at Ohme Gardens which is a perfect place to learn about native plants and the animals they cater to.”
Look for Janna’s work in past and coming issues of both the Foothills magazine and