[Tweeters] my 3 nature walks this Saturday - olive sided flycatchers, phantom orchids, ochre sea stars and owls

Stewart Wechsler ecostewart at quidnunc.net
Tue Jun 3 21:55:09 PDT 2008

You are all invited to sign up for one of my walks for the Seattle Parks
Dept. this Saturday, including a beach walk at Mee Kwa Mooks park in West
Seattle, a walk in Lincoln Park to see plants, birds and maybe butterflies
and an owl and bat walk at Camp Long in the evening. All of these programs
will be family friendly and suited to informing and engaging both kids and

Stewart Wechsler’s Camp Long (Seattle Parks) June 7th, 2008 Programs
Camp Long http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/parks/environment/camplong.htm
5200 35th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126

All programs require pre-registration. Register by calling (206) 684-7434
ahead of time
(or register on line at the above website).

Fee is $8 adult, $6 youth for each program

Saturday, June 7 - 1:00 - 3:00pm Beach Mee Kwa Mooks
Both adults and kids always love to see sea creatures when the tidal
blankets are removed. See sea stars and maybe their cucumber cousins. We
might see naked nudi-branchs, clothed crabs and armored chitons and if we
are lucky maybe a little giant octopus. The tide will be extra low at -2.6
tide at 2:15pm. Wear shoes for slippery surfaces.

Saturday, June 7 - 3:30 - 5:30pm Lincoln Park Walk - Plants, passerines and

>From Starflowers to Twinflowers, Pyrolas to Violas Lincoln Park may have the

greatest diversity of native plants of any park in Seattle. Learn their
stories and identification and learn about the weeds that are trying to
overtake them. Olive sided Flycatchers should be calling for 3 beers. We’
ll also check under some logs for beetles, slugs and maybe salamanders. We’
ll have some nets too for possible close encounters with Tiger Swallowtail
butterflies. All ages will learn, be fascinated and engaged

Saturday, June 7th - 8:30 - 10:30 pm Owls and Bats Camp Long
Will Barred Owl young be hissing or will they be missing? Parents might be
ripping up rats into choice chunks for the baby birds. We’ll poke around
for pellets to pull apart and hear how to hoot. Though not as numerous as
they once were, we may find bats with our bat detector.

Stewart Wechsler
Ecological Consulting
West Seattle
206 932-7225
ecostewart at quidnunc.net

-Advice on the most site-appropriate native plants
and how to enhance habitat for the maximum diversity
of plants and animals
-Educational programs, nature walks and field trips
-Botanical Surveys

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