Discover Low Tide at Titlow: Summer Field Trip Series

07/15/2017 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM PT

Location

Titlow Park
8425 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA 98465

Admission

  • Free

Description

Explorations from Seashore to Mountain Top:
Bivalves, Berries + Birds!

Discover low tide at Titlow Beach with Merci + Brandon

FREE for all ages and trip number 1 of 3 for Tahoma Audubon's summer field trip series

Join biologists Merci and Brandon to explore Titlow Beach through new eyes during this low-tide nature walk.

All ages welcome, and we'll provide binoculars if you'd like to borrow a pair.

Some of the things we'll experience, discuss and do on this walk:

  • The importance of wetlands for animals and people
  • Plant, bird and animal identification
  • Water quality and how to be good stewards of the Puget Sound
  • Fish, shellfish, eelgrass and other creatures found in and around the shoreline
  • And, of course, we'll have fun, meet new people, and enjoy some fresh air and (hopefully) sunshine! 

To join the walk, meet at the southern end of Titlow lagoon, on the grass between the tennis courts and the lagoon at 3 pm.

The trip will start with a walk around the lagoon and then we'll make our way to the beach, talking about wetlands and exploring nature along the way. We’ll then visit the public beach and walk as far as the culvert/tide gate to the lagoon, observing and learning about Puget Sound health based on the group's interests, including the difference in function and value of armored vs. natural shorelines, water quality, finfish, shellfish and other wildlife habitat, sediment transport, the importance of eelgrass, and ways for residents to be good Sound stewards.

Join us for what promises to be a fun way to get to know a favored park in new and deeper ways.

 

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