Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge


Naturalist Trip - Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is a prime birding location, but who knew that is is also listed in the "Best Wildflower Hikes of Western Washington" for March through May? Join us for a morning of birding and wildflowers as we casually explore the varied habitats of the refuge.

  • Easy
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Pace: 1.0

Meeting place and time will be sent registered participants two to three days prior to the trip.  There is a $3.00 entrance fee or the America the Beautiful Pass or its equivalent.  

Exploring Nisqually is always a treat, especially when well prepared.  Walking out into the tidal flats on an elevated boardwalk can be cooler than expected, and the boardwalk itself is frequently slippery.  We will be walking a slow, naturalist pace looking for birds and other types of wildlife as well as flowering plants.  Participants should dress warmly and bring rain gear, comfortable, sturdy walking shoes, a snack, water, binoculars, camera, and a spotting scope (if you have one).   


Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

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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