Wild Things

Wild Things is for the young at heart, designed especially for parents with young children. All ages are welcome! Explore a different park each month every Friday from 9:30am – 11:00am.

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. Adults can stoke their own curiosity and discover secrets about the wild life around us.

Our pace is slow and we explore all kinds of trails, so it is best suited for parents who wear their babies, children who are experienced walkers or have parents 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

School aged children are welcome to join us on their Friday off from school! 

Pre-registration is not necessary.


(We suggest $5, whether that's per person, per family or per outing is up to you)

Any easy way to support this program is to purchase a 5 trip punch card for $25 (exact change or check made payable to: Wild Whatcom) or purchase a 3-month season pass for $60. Please visit our registration page to donate online. Thank you for supporting this program and making hands-on nature discovery accessible for everyone!



October: Stimpson Nature Reserve

Fridays from 9:30 AM - 11 AM

A majestic forest and wild fairyland, this beautiful place holds many magical discoveries in store for people of any age. It's our favorite place in the fall as there are interesting mushrooms everywhere, it seems! In fact, without the benefits of the fungus among us, our forests could not exist. The variety of shapes and colors is simply amazing. Come see chunky cubes of rotten stumps, elfin saddles just waiting for a tiny rider, red coral that looks like it should be under the sea, and fungus you can find in fairytales.

Directions: Google MapThe Stimpson Family Nature Reserve is located on Lake Louise Road, in the Sudden Valley neighborhood. Follow Lakeway Drive east for 3.4 miles to Austin St/Lake Louise Road. Turn right and continue 1.6 miles to the parking lot on your left. Take the bus! Look up Whatcom Transit Authority's Route #512.

Please bring a simple, healthy, nut-free snack to share.