Field Trip 1 - Seattle Naturalists Intro Natural World Course

Field trip: Introduction to the Natural World Course

Field Trip 1 - Seattle Naturalists Intro Natural World Course - Carkeek Park

Field identification of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, mosses lichens

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 1.0

Meet at the Environmental Learning Center near the 110th St entrance of the park ready to leave at 10 am.  Hike will last about 2.5 hrs.There is a small parking lot there but no bathrooms.  Cell coverage is spotty in the park.  Please notify leader by 930 am if you must cancel day of hike.  C 206 527 8485 day of hike.

This field trip will last two to three hours and will give you the chance to practice using your field guide to identify birds, flowers and ferns as well as other plants and animals of the Coastal Forest Life Zone. After this field trip you may identify these species and more:

1. Artist’s Conk
2. Common Sword Fern
3. Cascade Oregon-Grape
4. Salmonberry
5. Skunk Cabbage
6. Western Bleeding Heart
7. Deer Fern

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Dress appropriately for the weather. Trails may be somewhat muddy at times.

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