This field trip has a little bit of everything: birds, botany, butterflies, as well as two knowledgeable and energetic leaders. Explore the birds and plants at two choice South Sound prairie sites near Olympia: Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve and Scatter Creek Wildlife Area.
At both sites we should see prairie flowers, prairie birds, and some butterflies.
Meet to park and carpool at the newer McLane Fire Station at 125 Delphi Road, at the intersection of Delphi with Mud Bay Road. There is a stoplight there. We’ll carpool from there. We will proceed south on Delphi road to the Mima Mounds Preserve for our first stop. Then we will go to the south section of Scatter Creek Wildlife Area (180th Avenue and Guava).
Please dress appropriately for the weather, and bring water and lunch. The sites require a Discover Pass if you drive. We’ll eat at the pond at Scatter Creek and should return to Olympia by early afternoon.