Category: wahkeena

"Oh, the weather outside is frightful.."

Can you believe this weather? This is the view from outside the office window, right now. I do have to admit though, the snow has made for some great birding at the feeders today. We’ve seen all the regulars plus Fox Sparrow, Pine Siskens,… Continue Reading “"Oh, the weather outside is frightful.."”

Scheduling Update

Just wanted to let everyone know that I’ve finally updated my calendar, and now you can see our upcoming programs at the bottom of the page. So far I’ve only planned our guided walks. If there are any other types of programs you would… Continue Reading “Scheduling Update”

Bat’s in our Belfry

A quick reminder that we have a GREAT program coming up on Saturday, all about BATS! We have a guest speaker coming in from the Wayne National Forest, Katrina Schultes, to tell us everything we’ve ever wanted to know and more. I love talking… Continue Reading “Bat’s in our Belfry”


There are rattlesnakes out there….Downy Rattlesnake Plantain that is! Yep, our next orchid has just started to bloom. There are many flower stalks out there this year, but we have an especially nice “forest” of flower stalks marked along the Shelter Trail. Like many… Continue Reading “Rattlesnakes!”

Guided Programs

A quick word on our guided walks and other programs. At the very bottom of the page you’ll see a list of upcoming programs. I have this set up so the next 8 programs will be listed. There are a couple of errors with… Continue Reading “Guided Programs”


It has been confirmed! Our newly found fern species is……….Botryichium matricariifolium! It looks like the accepted common name is matricary grapefern. Here are some pics. By the way, it is not very big only a few inches tall.

Great News!

We have really wonderful news to tell you about. Our admission fee has been lowered to $5.00! So tell your family and friends!