Washington Nature Weekends  by Sunny Walter & Janet O'Mara

Washington Nature Weekends Guide Book

by Sunny Walter & Janet O'Mara (Falcon Guides)
Washington Nature Weekends  by Sunny Walter & Janet O'Mara
Every season offers new reasons to get outside and explore - if you know when and where to go. This guide provides all the information you need to plan 52 great weekend getaways - from excursions for the serious naturalist to casual outings for the whole family. You'll visit familiar destinations as well as places off the beaten track where you can view nature at its best. Plan terrific outdoor getaways to see: majestic eagles soaring in the winter sky near Rockport; gray whales off the coast of Westport during spring migration; late-blooming summer wildflowers at Bird Creek Meadows; brilliant fall foliage and a wealth of bird life in Walla Walla. A handful of indoor adventures are also included for those days when the weather just won't cooperate.

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Trails from the "Washington Nature Weekends" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 52.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 52.

It’s huckleberry-picking time—don’t miss it. These delicious berries are produced in abundance in many locations around the state. One of the best is near Trout Lake, in southeastern Washington. Thi ...
White Salmon, WA - Nature Trips
Visit the southeastern corner of the state for the annual Fall Festival of Foliage and Feathers. Experts guide you to see owls, “champion big trees,” and a variety of other birds and wildlife. It’s to ...
Walla Walla, WA - Birding
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In late fall, schools of herring attract many species of birds to this uniquely located and excellent birding area on Point Roberts. Get out those binoculars and bird books; the birds are abundant on ...
Blaine, WA - Birding
Take a boat ride on Lake Chelan, deepest gorge in North America. Soak up the solitude and alpine scenery. See mule deer, mountain goats, and maybe even a cougar. To make it an easy day trip, stay ov ...
Chelan, WA - Nature Trips
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Glaciers creep, grow, shrink, make streams roar, and carve and move rock. Study glaciers this weekend, appreciate their power and beauty, and enjoy the scenery! Start at the Glacier Public Service C ...
Glacier, WA - Nature Trips
See dozens of bald eagles soar overhead or feast on salmon carcasses on a gravel bar in the Skagit River. Then attend a festival celebrating these magnificent birds. The Upper Skagit Bald Eagle Festiv ...
Rockport, WA - Birding
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Don’t miss the spectacular shorebird “ballet” at the annual Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival. Up to a million birds gather here to feed before migrating farther north. The numbers of shorebirds you wil ...
Hoquiam, WA - Birding
You may hear them before you see them, squawking, cackling, honking, chattering. When you do see them—flocks of swans and snow geese feeding in the fields and wetlands of the Skagit Valley or flying o ...
Conway, WA - Birding
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Butterflies and wildflowers—look for one, you’ll find the other. On the Prairie Appreciation Day’s guided nature walks, look for the nearly twenty species of butterflies that prefer prairie plants. Yo ...
Olympia, WA - Nature Trips
The Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, the Washington Native Plant Society, and the town of Darrington all work very hard at making this little wildflower festival worthy of your attention. Darri ...
Darrington, WA - Nature Trips
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Let’s go see trees this weekend! Not just any trees, but “big trees,” “champion trees,” measured and certified by the Washington State Big Tree Program. Tracking down champion trees is like a treasu ...
Hoquiam, WA - Nature Trips
National wildlife refuges come alive as vocal, migrating birds fill the skies, ponds, and fields; other wildlife actively forage for winter food supplies; and cottonwood and aspen leaves turn a brilli ...
Seattle, WA - Birding
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Visit Crab Creek, the longest creek in the nation, and search for snakes, frogs, lizards, and more as they go a courtin’. Follow Crab Creek upstream from the Columbia River, stopping at many points of ...
Beverly, WA - Nature Trips
Journey to Washington’s coast for a good chance to see sea otters bobbing on the water like furry corks, often eating from their “tummy tables.” Be patient when searching for sea otters. Catching sigh ...
Sappho, WA - Nature Trips
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Visit the Low Tide Fest, learn about all the plants and animals you can see when very low tides occur, then visit some other prime tidepooling locations. Very low, or minus, tides occur at different t ...
Port Townsend, WA - Nature Trips
See endangered Columbian white-tailed deer at their refuge on the Columbia River during this month, the peak of their mating season. You almost always see white-tailed does and fawns at the refuge, es ...
Cathlamet, WA - Nature Trips
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See the elusive lynx and cougar, plus bobcats, black bears, wolves, coyotes, foxes, and grizzlies, up close and in natural settings. Lynx, cougars, and bobcats are difficult to see in the wild, but th ...
Eatonville, WA - Nature Trips
Mid-June is a great time to visit the Pend Oreille River in northeastern Washington to see osprey, double-crested cormorant, and bald eagle chicks both in their nests and as they learn to fly. Many ...
Spokane, WA - Birding
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The Puget Sound Mycological Society’s Annual Wild Mushroom Show is billed as “one of the largest and most complete displays of fresh, wild mushrooms." You will be mesmerized. The PSMS annual mushroom ...
Seattle, WA - Nature Trips
Visit Hurricane Ridge to see gorgeous meadows of wildflowers, dramatic sunrises and sunsets, scenic mountain views, and close-up looks at black-tailed deer fawns and baby marmots. If you want to exper ...
Port Angeles, WA - Nature Trips
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