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.

No school Fridays - Join us!

School aged children and their families are always welcome to join 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 sturdy footwear is recommended.

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 October?

Stimpson Family Nature Reserve
Fridays from 9:30am–11am

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! 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 more. We'll find HUGE trees, lots of leaves, rotting nurse logs and mother stumps, ferns and fungus galore.

Bring a simple, healthy snack to share!

Directions: Google MapThe Stimpson Family Nature Reserve is located on Lake Louise Road. 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.

Look for the Wild Whatcom event sign.‚Äč




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