Field Trip 3 - Seattle Naturalists Intro Natural World Course

Field trip: Introduction to the Natural World Course

Field Trip 3 - Seattle Naturalists Intro Natural World Course - DeRoux Creek-Gallagher Head Lake

Teanaway River area. We will be identifying the flowers, shrubs, and birds that inhabit the east slopes of the Cascades.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Meet at the parking area just beyond Beverly Campground at 9 am ready to go.  There are restrooms at the campground.  We will organize carpools to trailheads at the turnout.  Expect to return by about 3 pm.



4- 5 miles round trip and up to 500 ft elevation gain at a slow, naturalizing pace and depending on the groups interests and abilities.

The mountains surrounding the North Fork of the Teanaway River are often sunny when it is raining in Seattle. Plus they offer acres of beautiful wildflower meadows, making this an ideal field trip destination to practice wildflower identification. Also, many shrubs and at least nine kinds of trees are present. After this field trip you may identify these species and more:

1. Jeffrey’s Shooting Star
2. Carpenter Ant
3. Pale Tiger Swallowtail
4. Spreading Phlox
5. Ponderosa Pine
6. Western Serviceberry
7. Spreading Stonecrop
8. Western Tanager
9. Yellow-rumped Warbler
10. Common Witch’s Hair
11. Engelmann Spruce
12. Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel


DeRoux Creek-Gallagher Head Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

 guide book, binoculars and hand lens if you have them

day hiking gear and pack, lunch, two liters of water, or more, if forecast is for hot weather, sun protection, although this trail is largely in the shade.

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