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 - Wolf Creek Nature Trail

Learn ferns, flowers and conifers on an urban nature trail, surprising in its diversity.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 1.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 30 ft

5:45 PM at the North Parking lot in Discovery Park right by Wolf Creek Nature Trail

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

bring copies of the fern and conifer guides on your pads (smart phones) or print out. Common lowland flower tableau will also be helpful.

bring a magnifying loupe if you have one. Binoculars will not hurt if we see birds.

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