Nature in the City: Seattle Guide Book

by Maria Dolan & Kathryn True (The Mountaineers Books)
Nature in the City Seattle  by Maria Dolan & Kathryn True

288pp/maps/photos/illus.
ISBN: 0898868793

No time to drive to the mountains? Nature is all around you in the city - here's your one-stop source for discovery. One day you might kayak Union Bay to visit herons and turtles. The next, meet a friend downtown at lunch to see peregrine falcons nesting. Take a bike tour of salmon restoration projects along the Duwamish River. Or learn to identify lichens on gravestones, and where to hear Pacific treefrogs sing. Maria Dolan and Kathryn True share their insider knowledge, complemented by the expertise of Seattle naturalists and scientists.

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Trails from the "Nature in the City: Seattle" Guide Book
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... Preview: There’s a one-of-a-kind school on Bainbridge Island where you can practice drawing like John James Audubon or taking photos like Art Wolfe, learn to track local mammals and how to read trees to unrave ... From the guidebook "Nature in the City: Seattle"
Winslow, WA - Nature Trips
... Preview: Just blocks from Bellevue Square and the I-90 freeway, the 320 acres of the Mercer Slough Nature Park pulse with lush, primordial life. It’s the largest stretch of wetland left on Lake Washington, a h ... From the guidebook "Nature in the City: Seattle"
Bellevue, WA - Nature Trips
... Preview: From a 75-foot garden-theme tile mosaic and ornate hose bibs, to a carved bench decorated with the salmon lifecycle, to wire fence panels adorned with recycled farm implements, art’s as much a constan ... From the guidebook "Nature in the City: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Nature Trips
... Preview: In dry weather the creek here can be reduced to a rivulet crossing the sand, too small to carry even the slimmest of salmon fry to saltwater. This trickle, believe it or not, becomes a waterway with m ... From the guidebook "Nature in the City: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Nature Trips - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Hidden above graceful gates and archways, above a forest of fruit trees and native plants, is one of the International District’s best places to stop and breathe. Hollyhocks here mimic the Smith Tower ... From the guidebook "Nature in the City: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Nature Trips
... Preview: Near the southern end of Lake Washington, the now clean waters of Taylor Creek splash through what has been called the finest urban forest in Seattle. A trash dump and drug-use area until 1996 when ... From the guidebook "Nature in the City: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Nature Trips - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: There isn’t much open space between Beacon Hill and the Rainier Valley, so Dearborn Park Elementary School’s outdoor “classrooms” offer refreshing alternatives to pavement for students and visitors al ... From the guidebook "Nature in the City: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Nature Trips
... Preview: It’s easy to feel hopeless when you read news coverage of the Superfund-listed Duwamish River. Over the past one hundred years, Seattle’s great river has been dredged, filled in, paved over, and pollu ... From the guidebook "Nature in the City: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Nature Trips - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Graveyards, typically associated with the dead and the past, are actually secret gardens bursting with life. In the city, the right cemetery is a naturalist’s haven. First, there are the trees. While ... From the guidebook "Nature in the City: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Nature Trips
... Preview: The creation of Paramount Park’s open-space wetland began in the early 1990s as a collaboration of King County Parks and the Paramount Park Neighborhood Group. But it wasn’t truly complete until someo ... From the guidebook "Nature in the City: Seattle"
Shoreline, WA - Nature Trips
... Preview: The only nature experience most people headed to Jetty Island seem in search of is poking their toes in the sand. As you ride across the Everett harbor to the island on the jam-packed ferry, toddlers ... From the guidebook "Nature in the City: Seattle"
Everett, WA - Nature Trips
... Preview: More than fourteen hundred acres of the Snohomish River estuary, where the waters of the river meet the saltwater of Possession Sound, are a home for more than three hundred birds and a variety of mam ... From the guidebook "Nature in the City: Seattle"
Everett, WA - Nature Trips
... Preview: What has 3600 feet and weighs 169 tons?” asks a riddle on the bulletin board at the Frink Park kiosk. The answer is the reconstructed Big Loop Trail—the route for this tour. The tonnage refers to th ... From the guidebook "Nature in the City: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Nature Trips - Trail Length: 0.75
... Preview: Discovery Park is Seattle’s largest park and a prime destination for any nature lover. Within its 534 acres, most of which was once Fort Lawton Army Base, can be found cool woods, a restored wetland, ... From the guidebook "Nature in the City: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Nature Trips - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Even when the university moved to the present campus from an expanding downtown in 1894, the gorgeous location along Union Bay was considered a distinct advantage. “It is confidently asserted that the ... From the guidebook "Nature in the City: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Nature Trips
... Preview: Green Lake’s motto should be “survival of the fittest.” Here, at perhaps the busiest park in the state, everyone competes for breathing room. To keep up, human visitors circling the lake dodge inline ... From the guidebook "Nature in the City: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Nature Trips - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: A shining jewel on the Olmsted Brothers’s “Emerald Necklace”—a vision of connected urban retreats—is Interlaken Park. This stretch of steep, forested land at the north end of Capitol Hill offers a cha ... From the guidebook "Nature in the City: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Nature Trips
... Preview: It’s a rare local park that offers lush wilderness abutting a sweet semicircle of beach, all tucked into a quiet lakeside neighborhood. But that’s what you’ll get on a visit to Orion O. Denny Park, in ... From the guidebook "Nature in the City: Seattle"
Kirkland, WA - Nature Trips
... Preview: It might seem peculiar to find a nursery of sorts just a stone’s throw from the Burlington Northern railroad tracks in Magnolia. But swaying here in the tops of several tall alder and maple trees is o ... From the guidebook "Nature in the City: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Nature Trips
... Preview: It’s hard to believe that twenty lush acres could remain so well hidden in the city, but on a winter weekday you’re likely to find yourself alone in Kubota Garden. Like the concept of kumade in Japa ... From the guidebook "Nature in the City: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Nature Trips - Trail Length: 1

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