Center for Urban Horticulture


Naturalist Trip - Center for Urban Horticulture

Enjoy a morning stroll through the Yesler Swamp and Union Bay Natural Area wetland ecosystem while viewing and identifying the area's birds.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Pace: 1-1.5 mph

Meet at 9:00am at the Soest Garden just  east of the  Center for Urban Horticulture at the south facing benches.  Be sure to secure your car since the neighboring parking lot is prone to break-ins.

After introductions and before starting our walk we will use the restroom in the building which opens at 9:00am.  

The goal is to walk and view the landscape together to locate birds.  Sharing knowledge, skills and more eyes will make us more successful. We will spend approximately 3 hours walking at a leisurely pace stopping often to view and identify birds.  Bring binoculars and a spotting  scope if you have one. Also bring a bird book or a bird app such as Merlin to aid in identification.  


Center for Urban Horticulture

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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