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 learn which native plants (and berries!) are safe to eat and discover the difference between a Douglas Fir cone and a Red Alder cone. 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

Registration is not necessary. $5 per person. Wild Whatcom Walks nature education programs are solely supported by your donations. We are a local non-profit organization devoted to exploring nature in your neighborhood. Pay as you go or purchase a punch card for $25.  

Wild Things Season Passes! For our dedicated explorers, we now offer pre-paid season passes so you no longer have to worry about remembering to bring payment in hand every Friday. Please visit our registration page to sign up. 


April: Stimpson Nature Reserve

Fridays from 9:30 AM - 11 AM

This special place is a forest paradise in the Sudden Valley neighborhood, a favorite haunt for us Wild Things! There are HUGE old trees, budding shrubs, rotting logs, mossy stumps, magical streams and gracefully unfurling ferns. Come find funny smelling flowers, salamander hotels, bird restaurants and maybe a fairy home or two. 

Dress extra warmly and in waterproof clothing, it is spring time weather out there. 


 Please bring a simple healthy snack to share.


Directions: The 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. Google Map.

Look for the Wild Whatcom Walks sign!