Winter Whidbey Walk

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Barrow’s Goldeneye

Join the Natural History Society for a hike on Whidbey Island on
Tuesday, December 6. We will walk on the 9:30 am ferry in Port

Please carpool together to park along Washington St. or wherever you can leave a car for the day.

Naturalist Ken Wilson will accompany us, and he recommends bringing binoculars to watch for seabirds from the ferry. He says, “One of the treats of the day is the ferry crossing across Admiralty Inlet. Especially in the middle of the channel there are sometimes many hundreds of birds of numerous waterbird species.”

We will explore the Fort Casey campus and look for interesting plants, check out the marshes for birds, find a warm place for lunch, and walk down the beach back toward the ferry. Ken says, “Within the forests, along the shores, and in the wetlands are quite a diversity of species of birds and plants.” Depending on how things go, we will take the 1:15 pm or the 2:45 pm ferry to return to Port Townsend. This is a fun-filled day outing and unlimited in number to share the time together. It’s a delightful opportunity to travel just a short distance from Port Townsend to experience some new scenery.

What to bring: hiking boots, warm jacket, rain gear, backpack with lunch and drinks, ferry fare, binoculars, camera, reference guides such as the trusty Plants of the Pacific NW Coast. To RSVP and if you have any questions, please contact Oma at