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 while exploring our world. 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.


(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!



September: Whatcom Falls Park

Fridays from 9:30 AM - 11 AM

How do we love this park? Let us count the ways.... Every fall we wander, toddle and skip through this park examining leaves of different shapes and colors, glean the rest of the wild blackberries and spy on the ducks. This park is so big that we usually switch meeting places to fully explore. We will meet in different places, so please check website for updates on location. Remember to dress like a duck! It's a little chilly in the morning mist.

Directions: Google map link. First meet up is by Scudder Pond, near the intersection of Alabama and Electric Ave, across the street from Bloedel Donovan Park.

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