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August 2019

Walks & Talks – Moran State Park Botany

August 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cascade Lake Shelter, Moran State Park
Free

An overview of the flora of Moran State Park including both common and rare species. Madrona Murphy, a botanist for the conservation research cooperative Kwiaht, has been documenting the plant diversity in the San Juan Islands since her childhood on Lopez Island. Great for all ages. 

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Walks & Talks – Junior Ranger

August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cascade Lake Shelter, Moran State Park
Free

Join naturalist and outdoor educator Cody Beebe for a fun hour of our Jr. Ranger Nature Bingo games. We will learn about our Northwest plants and animals as we play a time-tested game of Nature Bingo while weaving some of Cody's own great nature stories. Includes a nature stroll. Please wear shoes good for doing a…

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Walks & Talks – Bats!

August 24, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mountain Lake Ranger Residence at the Bulletin Board, Moran State Park
Free

Join bat researchers as they use special microphones and software to eavesdrop on bats as they emerge after sunset to find their breakfast! Learn about the eight species of bats in the park, their habits and how they help us manage pesky insects in the islands from mosquitoes and midges to the moths and beetles…

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Free Day at the Park – National Parks 102nd Birthday

August 25, 2019
Moran State Park, Orcas Island,
Washington State, United States
Free

Washington State Park offers several "free days" when you do not need a Discover Pass to visit a state park. This is your perfect opportunity to take a hike, ride a bike, enjoy a picnic, swim or spend a few moments of quiet contemplation on a mossy knoll. Join us on August 25th as we celebrate the…

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Walks & Talks – The Stone Tower Tour

August 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Entrance of the Stone Tower at the top of Mount Constitution, Moran State Park
Free

Learn about the fascinating history of the iconic Mt. Constitution Stone Tower. It holds amazing stories. Why is it there? How has it been maintained? Why do people love it so much? Rolf Eriksen, tour leader, has been our dedicated Tower Expert for many years. If going to the top of the tower, be prepared…

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Walks & Talks – Bird CSI

August 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cascade Lake Shelter, Moran State Park
Free

Discover the secret life of birds through an exploration of the evidence birds leave behind. Kim Middleton, Ornithologist. Great for all ages.

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Walks & Talks – Snakes & Lizards in Moran State Park

August 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cascade Lake Shelter, Moran State Park
Free

Reptiles play an important role in the environment - including Moran State Park! Join ecologist Christian Oldham (Kwiaht - Center for the Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea) for a program focused on native snakes and what makes reptiles important. Live animals, including snakes, will be present and available for hands-on interaction! A short walk, appropriate…

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September 2019

Free Day at the Park

September 25, 2019
Moran State Park, Orcas Island,
Washington State, United States
Free

Washington State Park offers several "free days" when you do not need a Discover Pass to visit a state park. This is your perfect opportunity to take a hike, ride a bike, enjoy a picnic, swim or spend a few moments of quiet contemplation on a mossy knoll. Join us on September 28 on National Public Lands…

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November 2019

Free Day at the Park

November 11, 2019
Moran State Park, Orcas Island,
Washington State, United States
Free

Washington State Park offers several "free days" when you do not need a Discover Pass to visit a state park. This is your perfect opportunity to take a hike, ride a bike, enjoy a picnic, swim or spend a few moments of quiet contemplation on a mossy knoll. Join us on November 11 as we honor our…

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Free Day at the Park

November 29, 2019
Moran State Park, Orcas Island,
Washington State, United States
Free

Washington State Park offers several "free days" when you do not need a Discover Pass to visit a state park. This is your perfect opportunity to take a hike, ride a bike, enjoy a picnic, swim or spend a few moments of quiet contemplation on a mossy knoll. Join us on November 29 to celebrate Autumn Day.

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