Aug
2
to Aug 30

Wild Things - August

Photo Credit: Holly Roger

Photo Credit: Holly Roger

Lake Padden Park (West). Directions.

In any season, Lake Padden is ripe with recreational opportunities and places to explore! We traverse the trails in winter and in the summer to compare seasonal changes. We always manage to find a hill to climb, discover creatures pretending to be something they aren't, and eat plenty of delectable berries in August. We're using lots of "Super Secret Spider Spray" to reveal the beauty of shimmering spider webs. Those discoveries are priceless! The trail is stroller-friendly and water accessible. Be prepared to play in the water!

Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share. Dress for the weather! Check out our Be Prepared Checklist.

No registration required. Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation

  • $5 per person. Cash, check, or donate online.

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Sep
6
to Sep 27

Wild Things - September

Photo Credit: Holly Roger

Photo Credit: Holly Roger

Whatcom Falls Park (Scudder Pond). Directions.

Join our adventurous group as we wander through this park to examine leaves of different shapes and colors, use our "Super Secret Spider Spray" to illuminate webs of all kinds, glean the rest of the blackberries, and spy on the ducks.

Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share. Dress for the weather! Check out our Be Prepared Checklist.

No registration required. Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation

  • $5 per person. Cash, check, or donate online.

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Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Ladies Night Out - September

Photo Credit:  Audra Mercille

Photo Credit: Audra Mercille

Moon of the Harvest

These programs are co-created by the women who attend, and every moon has a distinctive flavor and an intention that reveals itself. September's Moon of the Harvest is about fruition, abundance and generosity. Slowing down when life seems over-full to savor the bounty of life's creations.

Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation

  • $12 per lady. Cash, check, or donate online.

To reserve your spot, email Program Coordinator, Holly Roger: holly@wildwhatcom.org. Note: Location revealed after your reservation is received.

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Oct
4
to Oct 25

Wild Things - October

Photo Credit: Holly Roger

Photo Credit: Holly Roger

Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. Directions.

A majestic forest and wild fairyland, this beautiful place holds many magical discoveries. Interesting mushrooms are everywhere! In fact, without the benefits of the fungus among us, our forests could not exist. The variety of shapes and colors is simply amazing. Come see chunky cubes of rotten stumps, elfin saddles just waiting for a tiny rider, red coral that looks like it should be under the sea, and more. We'll find HUGE trees, lots of leaves, rotting nurse logs and mother stumps, ferns and fungus galore! We usually find lots of interesting mushrooms to see, touch, and smell. But no picking, these mushrooms are only for the forest fairies.

Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share. Dress for the weather! Check out our Be Prepared Checklist.

No registration required. Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation

  • $5 per person. Cash, check, or donate online.

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Oct
12
5:30 PM17:30

Ladies Night Out - October

Photo Credit:  Audra Mercille

Photo Credit: Audra Mercille

Moon of the Falling Leaves

This month of transition to the dark time of year finds us acknowledging the importance of the ancestors who came before us, and the stories they leave behind. For inspiration, we'll reflect upon nature's nutrient cycle of nourishing, replenishing and composting in a place given to contemplation, rest and memories.

Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation

  • $12 per lady. Cash, check, or donate online.

To reserve your spot, email Program Coordinator, Holly Roger: holly@wildwhatcom.org. Note: Location revealed after your reservation is received.

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Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Nature Outing - Fungus Among Us

Photo Credit: Lisa Meucci

Photo Credit: Lisa Meucci

Fungus Among Us
Sunday, October 27 - 10:00-12:00 PM
Location TBA -
Directions to come

A family foray for all the fungus we can find! Join Northwest Mushroomers Association mycologists, Pam Borso and Dr. Fred Rhoades, for this hands-on opportunity to get to know mushrooms in our local parks. More details to come soon.

Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation:

  • Adults (18+): $12

  • Children (ages 4-17): $8

  • Children 3 and under free. (Babies worn in carriers welcome).

Cash, check, or donate online.

Reserve your spot today! Registration is required. Group size is limited.

Email Program Coordinator, Holly Roger: holly@wildwhatcom.org.

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Nov
1
to Nov 29

Wild Things - November

Photo Credit: Holly Roger

Photo Credit: Holly Roger

Cornwall Park. Directions.

Wild Things love this park! It's a wonderful, wild oasis for an urban park. Come explore the bug log, touch trees, spy on squirrels, hunt for mushrooms, and run a race with a leaf. There will be puddles so come prepared!

Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share. Dress for the weather! Check out our Be Prepared Checklist.

No registration required. Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation

  • $5 per person. Cash, check, or donate online.

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Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

3rd Annual Jon Greenwood Poker Tournament

Come raise a pint of Greenwood IPA to celebrate Jon, our community of friends and family, and raise some money for Wild Whatcom and Bellingham Youth Paddlesports.

  • Saturday, November 2, 2019

  • 6:00PM

  • Kulshan 2 - (Kulshan 2 is a 21 & over venue)

  • 1538 Kentucky St., Bellingham. View Map

Texas Hold-Em, Kulshan Beer, Poker and Costume Prizes, Kulshan Swag, Food Trucks, Fun.

Jon would love this. Getting our community together, having fun, & raising some money to support two youth groups that his girls love. Please come out, even if poker isn't your thing... Because it's not about that - it's about celebrating life. The way Jon did. As he would say... "Get Some!"

Come play, watch, or just hang out. Look forward to seeing you there.

Get your tickets today!

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Nov
10
3:30 PM15:30

Ladies Night Out - November

Photo Credit:  Audra Mercille

Photo Credit: Audra Mercille

Moon of the Frost’s Return

Join a pack of wild ladies for the last Ladies Night Out this season! Migration and hibernation are our themes this month as we watch squirrels scurry, geese fly by, and salmon swim upstream. Do you wander in search of meaningful moments or prepare to hunker down at this time of year? We'll ponder how these natural cycles emerge in our own lives and keep an eye out for Kokanee salmon returning home on our walk along the lake shore.

Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation

  • $12 per lady. Cash, check, or donate online.

To reserve your spot, email Program Coordinator, Holly Roger: holly@wildwhatcom.org. Note: Location revealed after your reservation is received.

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Aug
14
2:00 PM14:00

Be My Neighbor Week! - Meet Daniel Tiger

Join KCTS 9 and Daniel Tiger as we celebrate the many ways we can all be good neighbors! This event is free and open to the public but you must RSVP in order to attend! There is a limited amount of space in each venue. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis, and they do go quickly!

Reservations open on July 27th, 2019 at 10:00AM. Links to the Eventbrite RSVP form will be available on this page at that time.

Meet and take a photo with Daniel Tiger

  • Complimentary face painting and balloon animals

  • Community partners including Bellingham Public Library, Whatcom Humane Society, Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, Whatcom Family YMCA, Wild Whatcom

  • Food Bank Partner: Bellingham Food Bank

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Aug
13
7:30 PM19:30

Ladies Night Out - August

Photo Credit:  Audra Mercille

Photo Credit: Audra Mercille

Moon of Dry Grass / Cougar

There are many names for the largest cat in North America, including catamount, cougar, puma, panther and mountain lion. A solitary, silent and wary creature of the night, there is much we can learn from the patience and instinctive wily ways of this powerful animal. Discover what it means to be a cougar during this exploration of your night senses. Bring your sense of adventure, ladies!

Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation

  • $12 per lady. Cash, check, or donate online.

To reserve your spot, email Program Coordinator, Holly Roger: holly@wildwhatcom.org. Note: Location revealed after your reservation is received.

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Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Bellingham residents will be treated to a selection of films from the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at 8PM July 19 on the Fairhaven Village Green. 

The event is sponsored and hosted by CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and showcasing the work of women filmmakers from all over the world. Admission is free and donations but appreciated.

 The evening starts at 8PM with activities and live music. Films start at 9PM (or shortly after as soon as it's dark enough). Total film runtime: One hour.

Wild Whatcom, a local non-profit working to foster life-long connections to nature, along with other local organizations, will provide information about outdoor adventure opportunities for children and families. Sweet Bellingham will be on hand with treats for purchase.

CASCADIA will screen six outdoor adventure-sport shorts film directed by women from Wild and Scenic Film Festival including: 

●     Sacred Strides—Southwest tribes come together to run in protest of federal action to open up sacred land to drilling. Directed by Anna Callaghan, Marie Sullivan, Forest Woodward. 

●     Super Stoked Surf Mamas—A group of moms-to-be decide to surf together through their pregnancy providing support and encouragement to one another and defying those who tell them they need to stop. With precaution and modifications, the women learn that they can continue the sport they love and the joy of being in the water almost right up to their due date. Set in Santa Cruz, CA. Directed by Elizabeth Pepin Silva.  

●     Blue—Set in Alaska, Blue is a fantastical journey into the imagination of a four-year-old girl growing up in Valdez, Alaska, fresh off training wheels, begins to push her boundaries and explore what’s possible on her bike. Her fantasy explores the mountains, glaciers and rivers of Valdez by fat bike with a crew of boundary-pushing female athletes. Directed by Aly Nicklas.  

●     The Arrowhead Traverse---A Minnesota family sets out to traverse the Arrowhead of Minnesota traveling from the Mississippi River to Lake Superior by bicycle, canoe, and foot; all with their 3-year-old son and 9-month-old daughter along for the adventure. Directed by Ruth Lencowski and Kristopher Lencowski. Film won the Kids Jury Award, 2019 Wild and Scenic Film Festival.  

●     In Perpetual Motion—Under the water, in the surf, on the mountain, through the desert, director Krystle Wright shows us through her lens what it is to capture those in motion.  

●     Journeying Out—Two Chinese boys from Beijing go on a paddling adventure down some of China’s rivers and tells us what those rivers mean to them. Directed by Meredith Meeks. 

Financial support for this event provided by Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, City of Bellingham, Whatcom County with additional sponsorship from Birch Equipment. 

A complete list of film selections including updates will be listed on the CASCADIA website as well as CASCADIA’s  Facebook Page, Twitter, and Instagram.

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CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and showcasing the work of women filmmakers, was formed in Bellingham, Washington, in 2015. CASCADIA will host its fourth annual independent film festival in Bellingham April 16-19 2020. The organization also works year-round to provide film production, exhibition and distribution education. More information about CASCADIA may be found on their website at www.cascadiafilmfest.org.

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Jul
15
7:30 PM19:30

Ladies Night Out - July

Photo Credit: Liz Delgatto

Photo Credit: Liz Delgatto

Moon of Ripe Berries

Whether cultivated or wild, berries are a true messenger of hope and life. Berries are a vehicle for the potential they carry, seeds. And berries must be eaten to be enjoyed, and for new life to grow. What do they say to you? Explore the ripeness of summer and the full moon during this evening walk along the shore, tasting several of our native berries along the way.

Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation

  • $12 per lady. Cash, check, or donate online.

To reserve your spot, email Program Coordinator, Holly Roger: holly@wildwhatcom.org. Note: Location revealed after your reservation is received.

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Jul
5
12:30 PM12:30

Nature Outing - Low Tide Exploration & Beach Cleanup

Photo Credit: Holly Roger

Photo Credit: Holly Roger

Low Tide Exploration & Beach Cleanup
Friday, July 5 - 12:30-2:30 PM
Marine Park -
Directions

Great opportunity to explore and protect our seashore!

Join the Marine Life Center and Wild Whatcom staff as we discover who's eating whom at this beach during a big reveal, a -2.7 tide. WOW, that's low! Join our hunt for real scavengers, look for lots of crabs, and check out the bank of sand dollars. While we're out there, let's do our part to protect those beach inhabitants! Fourth of July festivities can mean lots of trash gets left behind. Wear your boots to protect your toes. 

Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation:

  • Adults (18+): $12

  • Children (ages 4-17): $8

  • Children 3 and under free. (Babies worn in carriers welcome).

Cash, check, or donate online.

Reserve your spot today! Registration is required. Group size is limited.

Email Program Coordinator, Holly Roger: holly@wildwhatcom.org.

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Jul
5
to Jul 26

Wild Things - July

Photo credit: Holly Roger

Photo credit: Holly Roger

Boulevard Park. Directions.

Come explore the wild places in this neighborhood park from the perspective of a heron. There is treasure to behold as we traverse the South Bay trail and several spots to explore the intertidal life under the boardwalk. Grab a coffee and join us near the beach for a morning of discovery.

Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share. Dress for the weather! Check out our Be Prepared Checklist.

No registration required. Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation

  • $5 per person. Cash, check, or donate online.

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Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

Ladies Night Out - June

Photo Credit:  Audra Mercille

Photo Credit: Audra Mercille

Moon of the Salmon’s Return

As the daylight hours reach their fullness on the Summer Solstice, we'll explore the salmon's life lesson of rejuvenation, renewal, and enjoy a moment of peace and reflection as we watch the day turn to night. What's more fun than an evening of exploration, remembrance, and a taste of summer with a bunch of wild ladies?     

Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation

  • $12 per lady. Cash, check, or donate online.

To reserve your spot, email Program Coordinator, Holly Roger: holly@wildwhatcom.org. Note: Location revealed after your reservation is received.

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Jun
9
10:30 AM10:30

Whatcom Youth Pride Parade & Festival

Join us at Whatcom County’s first Youth PRIDE Parade and Festival. This event is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ youth and allies to walk together through a short parade route while the community stands along the sidelines cheering them on! The parade culminates in a festival at Bellingham High School where there will be tables for community organizations, including Wild Whatcom, to share their resources, a stage for youth to perform, festival games for the young ones, and food trucks for lunch!  Parade starts at 10:45AM at Bellingham High School. Festival runs after the parade until 2:30PM.

More information available at Whatcom Youth Pride.

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Jun
8
4:00 PM16:00

Meet the Author - A Girl's Guide to the Wild by Ruby McConnell

Join us for this FREE Lit Live! event at Village Books in Fairhaven -- meet the author, get your book signed and stop by our table to say hi!

Girls belong outdoors! This handbook covers everything you need to get outside, including ideas for what to do, camping and hiking basics, body stuff in the wilderness, advanced skills like maps, weather, and first aid, as well as recipes, projects, activities, and profiles of inspiring outdoorswomen. Your definitive guide to getting outside--for girls ages 9-12!

About the author

Ruby McConnell is the author of A Woman's Guide to the Wild; she's also a geologist, environmental advocate, and dancer. Her work has appeared in Grain Magazine, Misadventures Magazine, Oregon Quarterly, Seattle Backpackers Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and Fungi Magazine, among others.

For more information visit Village Books in Fairhaven.

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Jun
7
to Jun 28

Wild Things - June

Photo credit: Holly Roger

Photo credit: Holly Roger

Marine Park - Directions  
Every Friday - 9:30-11:00AM

Explore the wonders of the sea! Join us for a splashy, muddy, and clammy good time at Marine Park near Fairhaven. On our Directions link, you'll see that there are two blue place markers. One is located in the parking lot of Marine Park, which is where we meet. Why is the second marker in the trees? Well, do you notice those little beige colored round things in the trees? Those are great blue heron nests over six feet across. This area is a heron rookery! Marine Park has many other surprising secrets just waiting for you to discover! We'll bring tiny tide pool nets and field guides to share.

Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share. Dress for the weather! Check out our Be Prepared Checklist.

No registration required. Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation

  • $5 per person. Cash, check, or donate online.

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May
25
7:30 PM19:30

Nature Outing - Beaver Prowl

Photo Credit: Holly Roger

Photo Credit: Holly Roger

Beaver Prowl
Saturday, May 25 - 7:30-9:30 PM
Location revealed upon registration

What makes beavers so special? Lots! Join us for a fun, interactive exploration of a local beaver habitat.  We'll learn about their amazing adaptations, ecological contributions, engineering skills, and why they're so busy. If we're lucky (and really, really quiet) we'll catch a view of these busy rodents of unusual size on their evening expedition. Bring your binoculars for silent spying on the beavers as they swim to and fro in their search for breakfast by moonlight.

Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation:

  • Adults (18+): $12

  • Children (ages 4-17): $8

  • Children 3 and under free. (Babies worn in carriers welcome).

Cash, check, or donate online.

Reserve your spot today! Registration is required. Group size is limited.

Email Program Coordinator, Holly Roger: holly@wildwhatcom.org.

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May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Ladies Night Out - May

Moon of the Flowers

Moon of the Flowers

Moon of the Flowers

"The Earth laughs in flowers..." says Ralph Waldo Emerson. Though only a partial quote from a poem, these words still strike an emotional chord. Flowers are wrought with meaning and symbolism throughout history, and are mysteriously (?) matched to their pollinators in an ancient dance of reciprocity. We're headed to a wonderful garden known for it's flower display and views of the moon. 

Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation: $12 (women only). Cash, check, or donate online.

Reserve your spot!
Group size is limited.

Email Program Coordinator, Holly Roger: holly@wildwhatcom.org. Location revealed after reservations are received.

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May
3
to May 31

Wild Things - May

Cornwall Park

Cornwall Park

Cornwall Park. Directions  

Every Friday 9:30-11:00AM  

It's our anniversary month! Wild Things have been exploring nature once a week, all year round, since May 2010. We have some special projects to commemorate our anniversary. Come explore the bug log, examine unfurling ferns, identify and sample stinging nettles, muck around in puddles, and taste the difference between a Douglas fir and a Grand fir.

Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share.

No registration required. Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation - $5 per person. Cash, check, or donate online.

Dress for the weather! Check out our Be Prepared Checklist.

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May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Wild Thyme Fundraiser - Wild at Heart

Join us Thursday, May 2, 2019 for Wild Whatcom’s 2nd Annual Wild Thyme dinner. This year's theme, Wild at Heart, highlights something we all have in common--falling in love with nature. How did it happen to you? 

You are invited to join us for this special evening at Ciao Thyme to support a shared vision of connecting kids to nature and creating future leaders and stewards of the earth. Funds raised will help us better serve all kids who want to explore outside. 

Ciao Thyme is developing an incredible menu for this multi-course dinner celebrating the season. Please join us in sharing in great company and conversations inspired by Ciao Thyme's exemplary dining space and the best food the Pacific Northwest has to offer. 

Tickets: $125/guest

Space is limited. Reserve your seat today!

Questions? info@wildwhatcom.org

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Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Skagit Family YMCA - Healthy Kids Day 2019

Free & open to the public! Healthy Kids Day is a nationwide initiative to help educate children and parents about how to keep their minds and bodies active throughout the summer. Join us for a Fun Run, activities, raffle prizes & more! Stop by the Wild Whatcom table while you are there.

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: YMCA Sports Center in Bakerview Park - 3301 East Fir Street in Mount Vernon

For more information visit: https://www.skagitymca.org/node/331

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Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Earthday - NSEA Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Join us, along with our friends from Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA), at their first annual Earthday Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Mount Baker Theater on Monday, April 22, 2019.

Considered one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, these films combine beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire, and ignite possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for us all.

Wild Whatcom will be joined by other local non-profit organizations tabling in the Walton Room at 6PM before the show and again during intermission. Stop by and say hi!

Tickets on sale now. For more info, contact: https://www.n-sea.org/.

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Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Ladies Night Out - April

Photo Credit:  Audra Mercille

Photo Credit: Audra Mercille

Moon of Budding Trees

Welcome spring! Wee buds all curled up under protective wraps are just bursting, flowers are pollinating, insects are abuzz and mating is happening all over the place. Buds are the future of every plant. And they've been resting patiently for months, storing up energy and slowly gathering what they need for just the right moment to explode!  We'll discover the importance of recognizing the potential lying in wait, in nature and ourselves. Explore the wildness, potency and abundance of spring.

Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation: $12 (women only). Cash, check, or donate online.

Reserve your spot!
Group size is limited.

Email Program Coordinator, Holly Roger: holly@wildwhatcom.org. Location revealed after reservations are received.

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Apr
5
to Apr 26

Wild Things - April

Stimpson Family Nature Preserve

Stimpson Family Nature Preserve

Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. Directions  

Every Friday 9:30-11:00AM

This special place is a forest paradise near Sudden Valley, a favorite haunt for Wild Things. There are 400-year old trees, budding shrubs, rotting logs, mossy stumps, magical streams, gracefully unfurling ferns and rattlesnake plantain. Come find funny-smelling flowers, salamander hotels, bird restaurants, and maybe a fairy home or two (if we're really lucky).

Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share.

No registration required. Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation - $5 per person. Cash, check, or donate online.

Dress for the weather! Check out our Be Prepared Checklist.

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Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Ladies Night Out - March

Photo Credit: Holly Roger

Photo Credit: Holly Roger

Moon of Chinook Wind

Trees budding, birdsong swelling, sap rising and energy swirling -spring is in the air! Let's explore what spring means to you, discover what's so magical and irritating about pollen and enjoy a reflective moment in the moonlight, surrounded by a pack of wild ladies! Come bask in a moonbeam with us.

Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation: $12 (women only). Cash, check, or donate online.

Reserve your spot!
Group size is limited.

Email Program Coordinator, Holly Roger: holly@wildwhatcom.org. Location revealed after reservations are received.

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Mar
1
to Mar 29

Wild Things - March

Whatcom Falls Park

Whatcom Falls Park

Whatcom Falls Park (Upper Playground). Directions*.   

Every Friday 9:30-11:00AM

*We sometimes shift locations for more exploring fun in this park. Check Facebook for current meeting spot or email us

Let's listen in to the spring songs of the birds and frogs along this waterway through one of our favorite parks. We'll search for signs of spring and check out what the beavers had for dinner! 

Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share.

No registration required. Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation - $5 per person. Cash, check, or donate online.

Dress for the weather! Check out our Be Prepared Checklist.

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Feb
1
to Feb 22

Wild Things - February

Photo credit: Holly Roger

Photo credit: Holly Roger

Interurban Trail. Directions.

Every Friday 9:30-11:00AM -

SNOW UPDATE! Wild Things is cancelled Friday, February 8. Please check our Facebook page for updates. Hope to see you next Friday.

We always find the first blossoms of spring on this trail. What? Flowers in February? Yes, indeed. Join us for a welcome breath of fresh air, nest counting, tree sex discovery, and a little nature fun and games. 

Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share.

No registration required. Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation - $5 per person. Cash, check, or donate online.

Dress for the weather! Check out our Be Prepared Checklist.

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Jan
4
to Jan 25

Wild Things - January

Photo credit: Holly Roger

Photo credit: Holly Roger

Lake Padden Park (East Entrance). Directions.   

Every Friday 9:30-11:00AM

Lake Padden is a wonder-full place to explore in any season. January brings the promise of fresh beginnings (and fancy mating plumage for many birds). We will be searching for the first signs of spring this month. Do you think we'll find any? As in many aspects of life, some beginnings are so tiny, so subtle as to go without notice unless you slow down and take a close look. The wonder-full thing about exploring with young children is their ability to see the world in all its detail - and be fully present in the moment.

Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share.

No registration required. Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation - $5 per person. Cash, check, or donate online.

Dress for the weather! Check out our Be Prepared Checklist.

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Dec
21
9:00 PM21:00

Nature Outings - Solstice Beach Party

Illuminated crab. Photo Credit: Robert Mittendorf

Illuminated crab. Photo Credit: Robert Mittendorf

Solstice Beach Party

Location TBA

The winter solstice is a turning point in the wheel of the year. It's the longest night of the year, which means the days get longer from here on out. Yay to more sunshine ahead!

This year, the winter solstice lines up with a full moon for a nice low tide. Bundle up, pull on those wellies, grab your headlamp, and hit the beach with Casey and Holly for some late night beach exploring. Thanks to the Marine Life Center and the Port of Bellingham for making this beach party possible. 

Suggested Donation:

  • Adults (18+): $12

  • Children (ages 4-17): $8

  • Children 3 and under free. (Babies worn in carriers welcome).

Cash, check, or donate online.

Reserve your spot today! Group size is limited.

Email Program Coordinator, Holly Roger: holly@wildwhatcom.org.

Save time by completing our Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

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Dec
7
to Dec 28

Wild Things - December

Photo Credit: Holly Roger

Photo Credit: Holly Roger

Connelly Creek Nature Area. Directions.   

Every Friday 9:30-11:00AM

Come explore this sweet nature nook! Well, it's more of a corridor than a nook and is frequently traveled by wildlife of all kinds. This trail winds through surprisingly diverse and mature tree stands. Check out the BIG Sitka spruce, Red alder and Grand fir trees. Come explore the sparkly frost, look at lots of lichen, practice your tree identification skills and play "Down the River."

Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share.

No registration required. Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation - $5 per person. Cash, check, or donate online.

Dress for the weather! Check out our Be Prepared Checklist.

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Nov
23
4:30 PM16:30

Ladies Night Out - November

Photo: Holly Roger

Photo: Holly Roger

Moon of Frost’s Return

Join a pack of wild ladies for the last Ladies Night Out this season! Migration and hibernation are our themes this month as we watch squirrels scurry, geese fly by, and salmon swim upstream. Do you wander in search of meaningful moments or prepare to hunker down at this time of year? We'll ponder how these natural cycles emerge in our own lives and keep an eye out for Kokanee salmon returning home on our walk along the lake shore.

Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation: $12 (women only). Cash, check, or donate online.

Reserve your spot!
Group size is limited.

Email Program Coordinator, Holly Roger: holly@wildwhatcom.org. Location revealed after reservations are received.

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Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Annual Jon Greenwood Poker Tournament

Come raise a pint of Greenwood IPA to celebrate Jon, our community of friends and family, and raise some money for Wild Whatcom and Bellingham Youth Paddlesports.

  • Saturday, November 17, 2018

  • 6:00PM

  • Kulshan 2 - (Kulshan 2 is a 21 & over venue)

  • 1538 Kentucky St., Bellingham. View Map

Texas Hold-Em, Kulshan Beer, Poker and Costume Prizes, Kulshan Swag, Food Trucks, Fun.

Jon would love this. Getting our community together, having fun, & raising some money to support two youth groups that his girls love. Please come out, even if poker isn't your thing... Because it's not about that - it's about celebrating life. The way Jon did. As he would say... "Get Some!"

Come play, watch, or just hang out. Look forward to seeing you there.

Tickets on sale now!

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Nov
2
to Nov 30

Wild Things - November

Cornwall Park. Photo: Holly Roger

Cornwall Park. Photo: Holly Roger

Cornwall Park. Directions.   

Every Friday 9:30-11:00AM.

Wild Things love this park!  It's a wonderful, wild oasis for an urban park. Come explore the bug log, touch trees, spy on squirrels, hunt for mushrooms, and run a race with a leaf. There will be puddles so come prepared!

Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share.

No registration required. Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation - $5 per person. Cash, check, or donate online.

Dress for the weather! Check out our Be Prepared Checklist.

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Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Nature Outing - Fungus Among Us

Bird’s nest fungi. Photo: Holly Roger

Bird’s nest fungi. Photo: Holly Roger

Fungus Among Us

Lake Padden (West Entrance). Directions. Parking available near the tennis courts.

The Pacific Northwest is known for hosting a diverse bounty of incredible fungi. This class touches on the basics and offers some hands-on practice on how to identify the common fungus among us. Join our friends from the Northwest Mushroomers Association, Pam Borso and Dr. Fred Rhoades, for a morning of forest exploration and mushroom identification.

This outing is best for adults and children ages 4 and up. Wear your rain gear and bring a snack and a handled basket for collecting the fungus you find. Mystery yard mushrooms are welcome to attend and be identified.

Suggested Donation:

  • Adults (18+): $12

  • Children (ages 4-17): $8

  • Children 3 and under free. (Babies worn in carriers welcome).

Cash, check, or donate online.

Reserve your spot today! Group size is limited.

Email Program Coordinator, Holly Roger: holly@wildwhatcom.org.

Save time by completing our Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

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Oct
23
5:30 PM17:30

Ladies Night Out - October

Photo: Bing Images

Photo: Bing Images

Moon of the Falling Leaves

This month of transition to the dark time of year finds us acknowledging the importance of the ancestors who came before us, and the stories they leave behind. For inspiration, we'll reflect upon nature's nutrient cycle of nourishing, replenishing, and composting in a place given to contemplation, rest, and memories.  

Save time by completing our Agreement of Risk and Liability Release and bring it with you. We'll need one for each person!

Suggested Donation: $12 (women only). Cash, check, or donate online.

Reserve your spot!
Group size is limited.

Email Program Coordinator, Holly Roger: holly@wildwhatcom.org. Location revealed after reservations are received.

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