Evening Chorus at Paramount Park Open Space

Shoreline, Washington

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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 someone showed up with a beer can. You think you’ve had hoppy beer? This particular brew was made up of the eggs of Pacific tree frogs (Hyla regila) collected in a wild area near Seattle as starter material for the new wetland. The tree frog, native to the West Coast and generally abundant in our state, is a dwindling species in urban environments due to habitat degradation, collecting of full-grown frogs as pets—the usual list of woes. But visit this small Shoreline park, just blocks from I-5, on a spring or summer evening (usually starting at dusk), and the ponds reverberate with their songs.
Nature in the City: Seattle

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Nature in the City: Seattle

by Maria Dolan & Kathryn True (The Mountaineers Books)

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 someone showed up with a beer can. You think you’ve had hoppy beer? This particular brew was made up of the eggs of Pacific tree frogs (Hyla regila) collected in a wild area near Seattle as starter material for the new wetland.

The tree frog, native to the West Coast and generally abundant in our state, is a dwindling species in urban environments due to habitat degradation, collecting of full-grown frogs as pets—the usual list of woes. But visit this small Shoreline park, just blocks from I-5, on a spring or summer evening (usually starting at dusk), and the ponds reverberate with their songs.

©  Maria Dolan & Kathryn True/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Nature Trips
Nearby City: Shoreline
Season: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Evening Chorus at Paramount Park Open Space

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