2017 Summer Guided Walks

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July

Saturday, July 1

Birds of a Feather: Take Flight on a Bird Walk

8:30am - 12:00pm

Experience the thrill of seeing a Peregrine Falcon (the world’s fastest bird) or hearing a woodpecker pecking away (up to 20 pecks per second)! Join experienced birder David Richardson for a guided walk full of the sights and sounds of one of the Refuge’s largest treasures—the birds! Meet at the landing overlooking the pond at the Visitor Center.

Sunday, July 2

Home Sweet Home

11:00am – 12:00pm

Enjoy a short walk through the various habitats of the Refuge, exploring all there is to see! Along the way, hear some tales of the Squalli Absch natives, farmer Brown, and the events surrounding the Medicine Creek Treaty. Meet Sue Stone at the flagpole in front of the Visitor Center

Saturday, July 8

Birds of a Feather: Take Flight on a Bird Walk

8:30am - 12:00pm

Many species of bird, from the tiny Rufous Hummingbird to the majestic Bald Eagle, nest on the Refuge. Join experienced birder Terry Hodge for a guided walk full of the sights and sounds of one of the Refuge’s largest treasures – the birds! This walk is especially suited for new birders and families. Meet at the landing overlooking the pond at the Visitor Center.

Sunday, July 9

The Nisqually and Medicine Creek: Where Nature, Culture and History Converge

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Learn about the events surrounding the signing of the Medicine Creek Treaty; explore how the Nisqually people came to the Nisqually delta and how their lives changed with the settlement of Europeans. Lynn Corliss leads you down history’s winding path, where you will discover important things about the people who enjoyed this land before you did. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Visitor Center.

Saturday, July 15

Raptors of the Delta

1:00pm - 2:00pm

The Peregrine Falcon, the Bald Eagle, the Northern Harrier, and the Great Horned Owl: a variety of amazing raptors can be found on the delta, and each has a story to tell. Experienced birder Richard Cormier will reveal unique aspects of a raptor’s journey through life in this short, illustrated program. Meet in the Visitor Center Auditorium.

Sunday, July 16

A River Runs Through It

11:00am - 12:30pm

Ever wonder why skunk cabbage stinks? Ever wonder if all woodpecker holes are the same? Everything has a story to tell, and Ellen Sweetin is here to help translate. Join her on a walk through the remarkable riparian forest and get to know the incredible inhabitants. All ages welcome, curious minds encouraged. Meet at the landing overlooking the pond at the Visitor Center and prepare to be astonished.

Saturday, July 22

Raptors of the Delta

1:00pm - 2:00pm

The Peregrine Falcon, the Bald Eagle, the Northern Harrier, and the Great Horned Owl: a variety of amazing raptors can be found on the delta, and each has a story to tell. Experienced birder Richard Cormier will reveal unique aspects of a raptor’s journey through life in this short, illustrated program. Meet in the Visitor Center Auditorium.

Sunday, July 23

A River Runs Through It

11:00am - 12:30pm

Ever wonder why skunk cabbage stinks? Ever wonder if all woodpecker holes are the same? Everything has a story to tell, and Ellen Sweetin is here to help translate. Join her on a walk through the remarkable riparian forest and get to know the incredible inhabitants. All ages welcome, curious minds encouraged. Meet at the landing overlooking the pond at the Visitor Center and prepare to be astonished.

Saturday, July 29

A River Runs Through It

11:00am - 12:30pm

Ever wonder why skunk cabbage stinks? Ever wonder if all woodpecker holes are the same? Everything has a story to tell, and Ellen Sweetin is here to help translate. Join her on a walk through the remarkable riparian forest and get to know the incredible inhabitants. All ages welcome, curious minds encouraged. Meet at the landing overlooking the pond at the Visitor Center and prepare to be astonished.

Sunday, July 30

Our Amazing Plant World

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Summer is the perfect time to experience the Refuge plant life is all its diversity! Join Dave Zink on a nature walk through the Refuge—all the while learning about plant-insect interactions, adaptations for survival and other interesting facts. You only live once: Stop to smell the flowers! Meet at the flagpole in front of the Visitor Center.

2017 Summer Guided Walks

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August

Saturday, August 5

Our Amazing Plant World

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Summer is the perfect time to experience the Refuge plant life is all its diversity! Join Dave Zink on a nature walk through the Refuge—all the while learning about plant-insect interactions, adaptations for survival and other interesting facts. You only live once: Stop to smell the flowers! Meet at the flagpole in front of the Visitor Center.

Sunday, August 6

Home Sweet Home

11:00am – 12:00pm

Enjoy a short walk through the various habitats of the Refuge, exploring all there is to see! Along the way, hear some tales of the Squalli Absch natives, farmer Brown, and the events surrounding the Medicine Creek Treaty. Meet Sue Stone at the flagpole in front of the Visitor Center.

Saturday, August 12

A River Runs Through It

11:00am - 12:30pm

Ever wonder why skunk cabbage stinks? Ever wonder if all woodpecker holes are the same? Everything has a story to tell, and Ellen Sweetin is here to help translate. Join her on a walk through the remarkable riparian forest and get to know the incredible inhabitants. All ages welcome, curious minds encouraged. Meet at the landing overlooking the pond at the Visitor Center and prepare to be astonished.

Sunday, August 13

Our Amazing Plant World

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Summer is the perfect time to experience the Refuge plant life is all its diversity! Join Dave Zink on a nature walk through the Refuge—all the while learning about plant-insect interactions, adaptations for survival and other interesting facts. You only live once: Stop to smell the flowers! Meet at the flagpole in front of the Visitor Center.

Saturday, August 19

Our Amazing Plant World

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Summer is the perfect time to experience the Refuge plant life is all its diversity! Join Dave Zink on a nature walk through the Refuge—all the while learning about plant-insect interactions, adaptations for survival and other interesting facts. You only live once: Stop to smell the flowers! Meet at the flagpole in front of the Visitor Center.

Sunday, August 20

A River Runs Through It

11:00am - 12:30pm

Ever wonder why skunk cabbage stinks? Ever wonder if all woodpecker holes are the same? Everything has a story to tell, and Ellen Sweetin is here to help translate. Join her on a walk through the remarkable riparian forest and get to know the incredible inhabitants. All ages welcome, curious minds encouraged. Meet at the landing overlooking the pond at the Visitor Center and prepare to be astonished.

Saturday, August 26

A River Runs Through It

11:00am - 12:30pm

Ever wonder why skunk cabbage stinks? Ever wonder if all woodpecker holes are the same? Everything has a story to tell, and Ellen Sweetin is here to help translate. Join her on a walk through the remarkable riparian forest and get to know the incredible inhabitants. All ages welcome, curious minds encouraged. Meet at the landing overlooking the pond at the Visitor Center and prepare to be astonished.

Sunday, August 27

Our Amazing Plant World

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Summer is the perfect time to experience the Refuge plant life is all its diversity! Join Dave Zink on a nature walk through the Refuge—all the while learning about plant-insect interactions, adaptations for survival and other interesting facts. You only live once: Stop to smell the flowers! Meet at the flagpole in front of the Visitor Center.

 

2017 Summer Guided Walks

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September

Saturday, September 2

Birds of a Feather: Take Flight on a Bird Walk

8:30am - 12:00pm

Experience the thrill of seeing a Peregrine Falcon (the world’s fastest bird) or hearing a woodpecker pecking away (up to 20 pecks per second)! Join experienced birder David Richardson for a guided walk full of the sights and sounds of one of the Refuge’s largest treasures—the birds! Meet at the landing overlooking the pond at the Visitor Center.

Sunday, September 3

A River Runs Through It

11:00am - 12:30pm

Ever wonder why skunk cabbage stinks? Ever wonder if all woodpecker holes are the same? Everything has a story to tell, and Ellen Sweetin is here to help translate. Join her on a walk through the remarkable riparian forest and get to know the incredible inhabitants. All ages welcome, curious minds encouraged. Meet at the landing overlooking the pond at the Visitor Center and prepare to be astonished.

Saturday, September 9

Home Sweet Home

11:00am – 12:00pm

Enjoy a short walk through the various habitats of the Refuge, exploring all there is to see! Along the way, hear some tales of the Squalli Absch natives, farmer Brown, and the events surrounding the Medicine Creek Treaty. Meet Sue Stone at the flagpole in front of the Visitor Center.

Sunday, September 10

The Nisqually and Medicine Creek: Where Nature, Culture and History Converge

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Learn about the events surrounding the signing of the Medicine Creek Treaty; explore how the Nisqually people came to the Nisqually delta and how their lives changed with the settlement of Europeans. Lynn Corliss leads you down history’s winding path, where you will discover important things about the people who enjoyed this land before you did. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Visitor Center.

Saturday, September 16

Raptors of the Delta

1:00pm - 2:00pm

The Peregrine Falcon, the Bald Eagle, the Northern Harrier, and the Great Horned Owl: a variety of amazing raptors can be found on the delta, and each has a story to tell. Experienced birder Richard Cormier will reveal unique aspects of a raptor’s journey through life in this short, illustrated program. Meet in the Visitor Center Auditorium.

Sunday, September 17

Birds of a Feather: Take Flight on a Bird Walk

8:30am - 12:00pm

Many species of bird, from the tiny Rufous Hummingbird to the majestic Bald Eagle, nest on the Refuge. Join experienced birder Terry Hodge for a guided walk full of the sights and sounds of one of the Refuge’s largest treasures – the birds! This walk is especially suited for new birders and families. Meet at the landing overlooking the pond at the Visitor Center.

Saturday, September 23

A River Runs Through It

11:00am - 12:30pm

Ever wonder why skunk cabbage stinks? Ever wonder if all woodpecker holes are the same? Everything has a story to tell, and Ellen Sweetin is here to help translate. Join her on a walk through the remarkable riparian forest and get to know the incredible inhabitants. All ages welcome, curious minds encouraged. Meet at the landing overlooking the pond at the Visitor Center and prepare to be astonished.

Sunday, September 24

Home Sweet Home

11:00am – 12:00pm

Enjoy a short walk through the various habitats of the Refuge,exploring all there is to see! Along the way, hear some tales of the Squalli Absch natives, farmer Brown, and the events surrounding the Medicine Creek Treaty. Meet Sue Stone at the flagpole in front of the Visitor Center.