Doubtless you remember and, perhaps, were active in, the grassroots campaign to save the LBA Woods. A last remaining sizeable stand of woodland in southeast Olympia, it is habitat for native plants and myriad birds, both natives and migrants. On this trip, in partnership with Stream Team, expect to hear luxurious spring birdsong and catch glimpses of migrating warblers, wrens, Anna’s Hummingbirds, as well as all of our native birds. Our leaders will help you identify and name plants and the birds that are singing, as well as explain the restoration work that volunteers have conducted to date, so that you can get a rich sense of LBA’s ecosystem and why it was important to protect it.
Meet at the small LBA lower parking lot at the end of Amherst Street, off Morse-Merriman, at 9:00. Dress for the weather. The paths can be muddy; wear appropriate footwear. Bring binoculars.