Field Trip 1 - Schmitz Park
Schmitz Park Entrance
5551 SW Admiral Way, Seattle, WA
Park in the parking lot, or along SW Stevens St, which intersects SW Admiral Way.
Expect to spend 2-3 hours hiking the trails of this park looking at trees, shrubs, and woodland flowers.
More information: Schmitz Preserve Park
Schmitz Preserve Park has old growth forest, walking paths, Hiking and nature study.
Schmitz Preserve was donated to the city in pieces between 1908 and 1912. The most generous chunk came from a German immigrant/pioneer/banker/realtor named Ferdinand Schmitz, who served on the park commission during those years. It was Schmitz's idea, as he saw how rapidly the great forest was disappearing, to preserve part of it in its natural state.
The trail may be a little muddy, so wear good boots. Also, dress for the weather. We will walk, rain or shine. A rain jacket and an umbrella may be appropriate. Listen to the weather report before heading out and be prepared. We should finish up at around 8:30pm, before it gets too dark.
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