Rain or shine, you’ll find the intrepid leaders of Tahoma Audubon’s monthly bird walk ready to hit the trails at the Adriana Hess Wetland Park.
Russ Smith and Rosanne Becker lead these monthly walks, which are designed for all ages and ability levels. Both Russ and Rosanne are great teachers and avid birders, who can help you learn to use binoculars or identify local backyard birds by sight and sound.
The Adriana Hess walk happens on the second Monday of every month at 10 a.m. Meet at the Tahoma Audubon Center just in front of the park’s parking area at 2917 Morrison Rd. W. in University Place (Morrison runs parallel to Bridgeport, and the Center is just south of 27th Street). During check-in, you can peruse the Center’s bookstore and hands-on kids’ area or check out a pair of binoculars to use on the walk.
Then you’ll head out into the park for an hour or so to explore birds among the native plants, at the feeders, and at the small pond in back of the park. The park trails are ADA-compliant, relatively flat, and include crushed gravel and compact dirt, so it’s good for a variety of ability levels.
The next bird walk with be held Aug. 8. If you have any questions, you can call Tahoma Audubon at (253) 565-9278.
Second Monday of the Month, 10 to 11:30 am
Adriana Hess Wetland Park
2917 Morrison Rd W, University Place