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.
Discover nature through your child’s eyes as we explore nature at their pace, searching for animal evidence and signs of the season. Nurture a sense of wonder and explore every nook and cranny we come across. Sensory exploration and getting dirty are critical experiences for sensory integration and brain development in young children. Adults learn which native plants (and berries!) are safe to eat and discover the difference between a Douglas Fir and a Grand Fir. 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.
December: Connelly Creek Nature Area
Fridays from 9:30 AM - 11 AM
Want to explore a wildlife corridor? Ever shake hands with a Sitka Spruce? Join us on our adventure as we check out the beautiful big trees winding along the trail next to Connelly Creek. Bring your binoculars, this park is an urban safe haven for birds of all sizes, including Barred Owls! Trail is stroller friendly.
Check this Google Map link as there are special parking directions.
Please bring a snack to share and dress extra warmly!
Look for the Wild Whatcom Walks sign.