Tacoma walk to explore its wild side

January 26, 2018 by  

Tacoma nature lovers who want to learn more about the area’s feathered residents are welcome to participate in an activity that will introduce them to the owls that can be found in urban environments.

One of Port Defiance’s rangers will be leading a walk through its grounds in search of owls and other birds. As the walkers stroll along, there will be a discussion of the species they may see, and binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them, courtesy of the local Audubon society.

Those who plan on om participating are reminded to wear appropriate footwear and come dressed for the weather. They are also encouraged to bring along a reusable coffee mug, as both hot chocolate and coffee have been provided for the morning by Lift Bridge Coffee.

The group will be meeting at the park’s Rhododendron Garden Pavilion before setting out for the walk, which will follow a route that may be up to a mile long. It is scheduled to start at 9:00 am, and the organizers encourage anyone who is interested to join in. Booklet printing can be used to craft simple field guides that can be distributed to each person who comes to a function like this.

This introduction to urban owls will be held on Saturday, February 3, and the fee to participate will be $5 each. More details about the event can be found on the Metro Parks Tacoma website.