Wildlife Classes & Trainings
Bat Trek:The lives of Northwest bats revealed!
Wednesday, September 16, 8PM
$5 per person
Ages: 8 and up
Our guided Bat Trek features a presentation on bats of the Pacific Northwest and a guided walk to locate and identify these creatures of the night with the setting sun as our backdrop. We'll observe and listen for local bats in their natural habitat, flitting through the trees and skimming over the water as they devour a bounty of flying insects. It's a fantastic way to explore this magical piece of our local urban environment. Get tickets here
Bird Focus: Owl on the Move
Time for young owls to go it alone
Saturday, September 19, 8:00am-11:00am
$5 Ages 10 and up
Juvenile owls are being forced to seek new territories as parents are refusing their incessant begging calls for food. We will scour the old growth forest looking for these youngsters as they prepare for life on their own. Get tickets here
A night hike through Seward Park in search of resident owls
Join us as we search for our resident owls. Your prowl will begins with learning about these amazing nocturnal predators, their habitats, behaviors and language including a dissection of owl pellets to find the bones and skull from their prey. We continue with a night hike deep into the old growth forest where we will call out to find these skillful birds. For ages 10 and up (must have ability to stand still and be super quiet!) and anyone able to hike 2 miles.
Get tickets here for Owl Prowl on September 19 (7:30--10pm)
Get tickets here for Owl Prowl on October 10 (7pm--9:30pm)
Mushroom Guided Walk
Saturday, October 3, 10am-11:30am
FREE Ages 10 and up
Fall brings a bounty of mushrooms to the Pacific Northwest. They're beautiful, intriguing, many times they are delicious, and on occasion...deadly. Join us on this 90-minute walk through the park - learn what conditions make for a great mushroom harvest and how mushrooms and other fungi contribute to a healthy forest eco-system. We won't pick mushrooms in the park - that is against park rules! We will share some locations around the region where you can fill your basket with great edibles. Get tickets here.
Bird Focus: Crows Ravens and Jays, Oh My!
Saturday, October 10, 8:00am-11:00am
$5 Ages 10 and up
As Halloween approaches we will explore one of the most intelligent of all bird families, the Corvids. These birds' behaviors and personalities are endlessly fascinating and we will explore the latest scientific research on their sophisticated social structure.