Walks & Talks – Snakes & Lizards in Moran State Park

August 31 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

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 footwear recommended. Great for all ages.

Free

Cascade Lake Shelter

Moran State Park

Walks & Talks – The Stone Tower Tour

August 25 @ 9:00 am 10:00 am

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 for lots of stone steps, walking shoes recommended. Family-fun, young children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Free

Entrance of the Stone Tower at the top of Mount Constitution

Moran State Park

Walks & Talks – Bats!

August 24 @ 8:30 pm 9:30 pm

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 that kill trees and wreck orchards. Family Friendly, younger children should be accompanied by an adult. 

Free

Mountain Lake Ranger Residence at the Bulletin Board

Moran State Park

Walks & Talks – Junior Ranger

August 24 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

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 small walk-about. Small children need to be accompanied by adults. Ages 4-12.

Free

Cascade Lake Shelter

Moran State Park

Walks & Talks – Moran State Park Botany

August 18 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

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. 

Free

Cascade Lake Shelter

Moran State Park

Walks & Talks – The Stone Tower Tour

August 18 @ 9:00 am 10:00 am

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 for lots of stone steps, walking shoes recommended. Family-fun, young children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Free

Entrance of the Stone Tower at the top of Mount Constitution

Moran State Park

Walks & Talks – Outdoor Preparedness

August 17 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

Join naturalist and outdoor educator Cody Beebe for an enjoyable interactive hour on how to prepare yourselves for day and overnight adventures into our Northwest parklands. Learn about backpack essentials, navigation, first aid, and skills for overcoming the unexpected. Meet at the Cascade Lake shelter. Great for all ages and small children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Free

Friends of Moran

Cascade Lake Shelter

Moran State Park

Walks & Talks – The Stone Tower Tour

August 11 @ 9:00 am 10:00 am

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 for lots of stone steps, walking shoes recommended. Family-fun, young children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Free

Entrance of the Stone Tower at the top of Mount Constitution

Moran State Park

Walks & Talks – Junior Ranger

August 10 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

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 small walk-about. Small children need to be accompanied by adults. Ages 4-12. 

Free

Cascade Lake Shelter

Moran State Park