Wild Things

Wild Things is for the young at heart, designed especially for parents with children 6 years of age and under. 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 on our sensory adventures. Adults can learn which native plants (and berries!) are safe to eat and discover the difference between a Red Rock crab and a Dungeness crab.

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

Pre-registration is not necessary.

$5 per person

Pay in the field: Per outing or purchase a 5 x punch card for $25 (exact change or check made payable to: Wild Whatcom).

Pay Online: Per outing or purchase a 3-month season pass for $60! Please visit our registration page to sign up. 



July: North Lake Whatcom Park

Fridays from 9:30 AM - 11 AM

This park is a wonder-full mix of mature forest, lake views and mostly flat trails. Experience interesting creatures, lovely trees, fascinating fungi and delectable berries. Discover the difference between Nurse Logs and Mother Stumps, if there is one. The trail is bike and stroller friendly and provides pretty places to cool off hot toes along the way. Be prepared for splashing and water play! It's a very popular trail with dog walkers, but please leave your pooch at home for Wild Things. Some of us are very afraid! Come sample a native berry. Please bring a nut-free snack to share.
DirectionsGoogle Map. Take North Shore Rd around Lake Whatcom until you reach North Lake Whatcom Park. We meet in the first parking lot on the left. Travel time is about 20 minutes from downtown Bellingham.

Please bring a simple healthy snack to share.