Rocks of Sharon Nature Hike- Rich Leon:
This is a nature walk led by naturalist Rich Leon. We start from Iller Creek and walk up the cool Iller Creek drainage from the Spokane Valley to the Rocks of Sharon with stunning views of the Palouse. Join us for this 5.5 mile 1500 ' elevation gain loop hike as we explore this memorable landscape. The hike will culminate at the base of the rocks, providing views of the Palouse and Mt. Spokane. With such iconic and beautiful spots within sight, you will want to be sure to bring a camera with you to capture the views for memory.
Though the trail is well maintained, this is a strenuous walk. Good footwear and weather-appropriate clothing are essential. Bring water and lunch. If you are accompanied by your pet, please bring water for it as well as for yourself.
The hike is free, but registration is required at link below.
Songbird walk with Jonathan Isacoff
Come to Stevens Creek Trailhead for an early morning hike and see and hear some birds. Stevens Creek is home to approximately 50 species of breeding birds and exactly 113 species (and counting) have been documented here during all seasons of the year. The local specialties are neotropical migrant breeding songbirds (i.e., little birds that fly very far South for the winter), including Hummingbirds, Flycatchers, Vireos, and Warblers. If the birds are quiet, it's still a fantastic hike!
The hike will be about 2 miles at a leisurely pace. The event takes place at the Stevens Creek Trail Head (9002 S Stevens Creek Rd.) from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 20th.
Butterfly walk with John Baumann
Sat. June 3, 9:00 a.m.
Butterfly Walk in the Dishman Hills with John Baumann. We will meet at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S Schafer Road at 9:00 am. John will present a slide show that includes Tom Rogers work on butterflies in the Dishman Hills and how habitat changes and migration have affected the type of butterflies we find in Spokane today. The field trip will start at the Iller Creek Trailhead (9100 E Holman Road) about 10 am. The walk will be at a slow pace as we look for butterflies
Bring a collection net if you have one.