Mercer Slough Nature Park


Day Hike - Mercer Slough Nature Park

We will watch a short slide show & take an easy walk through the City of Bellevue Mercer Slough Nature Park to primarily view lichens.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi

 I will send out an email to all participants on Thursday before the trip with all details of when & where to meet.

We will start at my Seattle Wedgwood house to look at samples & a 30 minute presentation of the biology & identification of lichens.  Then we will take a 40 minute drive the the Mercer Slough Nature Park.   We will do parts of the Bellefields Loop Trail & the Heritage Loop trail.  Mostly we will be looking for lichens but we always have our eye out for other things.  


Mercer Slough Nature Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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