WATCH OUT FOR SOMETHING WILD ON BROADWAY.
Did you know that there are likely more birds by weight in Capitol Hill than there are in an equivalent area of forest in the Cascades? Or that the tallest Hawthorn tree in the world lives in Volunteer Park? Or that several species of magic mushrooms grow around the neighborhood? All true. It might seem counterintuitive, but Capitol Hill is a great place to connect with nature.
We think that’s something worth celebrating. Each month, Seattle Audubon, the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict, and the Seattle Bird Conservation Partnership is offering free workshops that will invite you to slow down, notice, and connect with the nature of your neighborhood.
Join us for one workshop or join us for all. Everybody welcome. Nobody pays.
December 10, 2020. Life in Surprising Places: Urban Birding in Capitol Hill.
Are you restricting your travel? Are you missing outdoor adventures? Us too. But here’s the good news: You don’t need to leave the Hill to find something wild. Join Seattle Audubon’s Anna Murphy on a virtual trip across Capitol Hill to discover life in surprising places. Anna will lead us down 11th Ave E from Volunteer Park to Seattle University and along the way, we’ll learn about urban habitat types, how to identify the unique birds they support, and what we can do to make the neighborhood a safer place for them to live. Register today!
Anna Murphy (she/her) is an environmental educator and naturalist passionate about sharing the wonders of the Pacific Northwest. She is interested in increasing cultural awareness in her approach to educational programming. Anna has led interpretive hikes and tours about Pacific Northwest flora and fauna for student groups and families through Seattle Parks, at the Seattle Aquarium and with the Seattle Mountaineers Club.
January 14, 2021. TBA.
February 11, 2021. Supporting Mason Bees in Urban Places. Details coming soon.
March 11, 2021. TBA.
April 8, 2021. Container Gardening for Wildlife and Cooking. Details coming soon.
More workshops are in the works. Check back for new announcements soon!
Nature of your Neighborhood workshops are part of the Seattle Bird Conservation Partnership's Capitol Hill Connections project.