Mima Mounds Prairie
Wildflowers bloom across these "pimpled" plains from April until September. A 30-minute self-guided trail (1/2 mile) meanders through the mounds; hiking trails circle out into the 445-acre preserve, where bird watchers can enjoy the sights and sounds of the prairie and forest.
Open daily dawn to dusk.
Mima prairie expanse and forest edge.
To reach Waddell Creek Rd, take I-5 exit #95 (approx. 10 miles south of
Olympia). Go west on Maytown Road (128th St) approx. 10 miles until it
dead ends. Take a right which will take you to Waddell Creek Road.
Mima Mounds Natural Area will be a few miles down the road on your left.
While you are in the Mima Mounds area, you may want to drive by the Glacial Heritage
or Scatter Creek areas. These areas is normally closed to the public, but you can view birds from the road. White-tailed kites have been seen
in this area.
Bird Watching Notes
Typical birds include Meadowlark, White-crowned Sparrow, Swainson's Thrush,
numerous butterflies, grasshoppers, and wildflowers.
Black Hills Audubon Society
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Thanks to Bob Morse for his descriptions of the birding sites! Others who also contributed to this web site are:
Michael Clegg, Woody Franzen, Larry Goldstein, Sheila McCartan, Nikki McClure, Tammy Pelletier, Brian Price,
Scott Richardson, Bill Shelmerdine, Ruth Sullivan, Bill Ward, Cedar Wells,
and the City of Olympia Water Resources Program