Walksexplore Birch Bay’s natural heritage

Published on Thu, Sep 6, 2007 by ara Nelson

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Walks explore Birch Bay’s natural heritage

By Tara Nelson

Naturalists will lead two free walks through Birch Bay tide flats at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 8 and Sunday the 23rd.

RE Sources Doug Stark, of the organization’s Beach Naturalists program, and Birch Bay Steering Committee chair Kathy Berg, will lead groups through the upland forest and Terell Creek and the tide flats of Birch Bay while exploring the questions, “Who lives in the bay? What thrives in tidelands? How is life upland connected? Where do we people fit in the picture?”

“We will sample the rich abundance of shoreline life as we explore the connections among the uplands and tidelands, wildlife and people,” Berg said.

Participants should meet at Birch Bay state park’s wildlife theater in the upper day use area. Sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing is recommended.

Volunteer naturalists will meet with participants after the walk for further questions.

For more information, visit the Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee website at http://whatcom-mrc.wsu.edu/MRC/.