This “Step Into Nature” tour gives us the opportunity to visit two different trails. We begin on the Willapa Art Trail. One of the first of its kind, this wildlife refuge trail uses commissioned art pieces to teach visitors about the wildlife and habitat found along this path. You won’t find traditional educational signs here. Instead UW students designed, constructed, and installed the artwork for the trail. This easy, accessible boardwalk which is about a half mile roundtrip, teems with an abundance of wildlife in the ponds, stream, fresh and salt water marshes we’ll pass by.
Our second stop is just a short drive away to Leadbetter Point State Park. Bring your binocs, and scan the horizon for eagles, peregrine falcons, brown pelicans, terns and ducks. If you’re lucky, you may even see a snowy plover chick. These spotted white puffs look like energetic cotton balls; serious cuteness alert! We will throw down a delicious spread for a picnic lunch and allow plenty of time for exploring the trails afterwards.
Includes transportation, snack, guided walk and picnic lunch. Departs LSC 8:00/OSC 8:30 am. Returns apprx. 6:30 pm.