Acquired by Capitol Land Trust in 2018 and not open to the public, 60-acre Blooms Preserve includes 2000 feet of Blooms Ditch, which provides essential habitat for Coho and Steelhead Salmon, sea-run Cutthroat Trout, and the threatened Oregon Spotted Frog. Coincidentally, the preserve also provides habitat for diverse birds. Migratory species and courting and nesting natives should be busy and will make the opportunity to see this new preserve memorable.
Be prepared with sturdy shoes to walk over uneven ground and through wet grass. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars and water and snacks as needed. There are no bathroom facilities at the preserve.
To obtain Blooms Preserve’s location, sign up with Capitol Land Trust at www.capitollandtrust.org/birding-trip-at-blooms-preserve/ and go to “Events.” CLT will reply to you via email. Or phone them at 360-943-3012.