Field Trip – Fort Walla Walla Natural Area -Saturday October 20th

FIELD TRIP
Fort Walla Walla Natural Area
Saturday, October 20, 9:00 a.m.
Leaders: Chris Howard and Tom Land

Bring your families and friends for a leisurely walk exploring and learning about wildlife and their habitat; all within the Walla Walla City limits.

The 65-acre Fort Walla Walla Natural Area contains over 2 miles of trails maintained by the Blue Mountain Audubon Society and the City of Walla Walla. The trails take you through heavily vegetated areas with large trees, open areas, across a small stream, and beside spring-fed ponds and marshy areas. The area abounds with birds and other wildlife.

The trails provide a reminder of what the area was like in the 19th century when it was part of Fort Walla Walla and are named for Dr. Arthur Rempel. He was a beloved longtime Whitman College biology professor emeritus who helped found the local Audubon chapter and was a leading advocate for wildlife and their habitat.

Meet in the Natural Area parking area located along the road to the Fort Walla Walla Museum main entrance off Myra Road. The walk will last approximately 1 1/2 hours. Most of the trails are covered with wood chips. There are several wood steps and two wooddecked bridges that may be slippery if wet.
You do not have to be a member of Blue Mountain Audubon to attend and all ages are encouraged to attend. There is no sign-up required and is free.

For a map of the trails visit Blue Mountain Audubon’s web site at blumtn.org. If you have any questions, call or e-mail Chris Howard 509-386-5827 chrish734@gmail.com or Tom Land 206-795-4620 twland19@gmail.com

4 thoughts on “Field Trip – Fort Walla Walla Natural Area -Saturday October 20th

  1. Sarah Hsu

    Hello BMAS staff, I was wondering where will be the meeting location on 10/20 morning 9am for the “Walla Walla Natural Area” event?

    1. Kathryn Howard

      HI Sarah
      We will meet at the parking lot of the Ft Walla Walla Natural Area. It is located across Myra Rd from Home Depot–turn left toward the museum from Myra Road and the Natural Area is on the left side of the small road (there is a sign).

      see you there
      Kathy and Chris Howard

  2. Cory W Berish

    Hi BMAS staff.

    I plan on being in Walla Walla the upcoming weekend. What birds might be or are expected to be seen on this walk? Nearby?

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