Wild Things

Explore nature at a child's pace, searching for animal evidence and signs of the season. Nurture a sense of wonder while exploring our world.

Wild Things is a nature class for adults to stoke their own curiosity and a fun sensory experience and wonder-full adventure for children. We all discover secrets about the wild life around us. 

Our pace is determined by the children's rate of discovery, as we are all about the journey not the destination. We explore all kinds of trails, so it is best suited for parents who wear their babies, children who are experienced walkers or have adults willing to carry them over the rough bits. Strollers are not advised unless indicated.

Parents are responsible for their children and their safety at all times. No pets, please

To sign up for our seasonal newsletter, Wild Connections, click here.

No pre-registration required.

Suggested Donation: $5.

Whether that's per person or per family is up to you.

Click here to donate online. Thank you for supporting this program and making hands-on nature discovery accessible for everyone! Save time by completing our Risk Release and bringing it with you. We'll need one for each person!

For questions, email Holly Roger, holly@wildwhatcom.org.

Where are the Wild Things in July?

North Lake Whatcom Park
Every Friday, 9:30-11:00 AM

This park is a wonder-full mix of mature forest, lake views and mostly flat trails. We always discover interesting creatures, strange scat, fascinating fungi and delectable berries in July. Explore the difference between a Nurse Log and a Mother Stump, if there is one! This trail is bike and stroller friendly and provides pretty places to cool off hot toes along the way. There's even a lovely waterfall but we've only made it there twice in five years! Come sample a native berry or two and splash in Lake Whatcom. Be prepared for water play! We inevitably get wet in the lake. 

 This is a very popular trail for dogs and their people, but please leave your pooch at home for Wild Things. Some of us are very afraid! 

Directions: Google Map Take your time, this trail is worth the drive! Its about 15-20 minutes from Bloedel-Donovan Park. The north Lake Whatcom Park is off N. Shore Rd, around the north-northeast edge of Lake Whatcom. Look for the Wild Whatcom event sign in the first parking lot.

Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share.  




Wardrobe Preparedness: We recommend bringing a change of clothes and a towel on this adventure because, you know... Water happens!