Sunday, May 10, 2015

Amon Wildlands Walk--This Saturday, May 16th, 9:00 a.m.

Wildlands Walk 2015 - Amon Creek Natural Preserve
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Meet at Claybell Park’s south parking lot, 425 Broadmoor St., South Richland.
9 a.m. till noon—last tour leaves at 10 a.m.

Trail guides will lead participants on a walk covering a 1-1/2 mile circuit of seven distinct stations. At each post, expert stationmasters will give short presentations on Amon plants, birds, geology, and wildlife. This year, seven distinct stations will highlight many topics:

·      shrub steppe and riparian habitat
·      common and uncommon resident birds and waterfowl
·      wildlife such as badger, coyote, beaver, jackrabbit, and lizards
·      plant restoration areas where native plants are slowly coming back after many hours of volunteer labor
·      wildflowers in bloom
·      beaver dams and ponds courtesy of Einstein and his progeny
·      future development in Amon Basin
·      geologic history: Little Badger fault, Ice Age floods, and glacial erratics
·      future development in Amon Basin

Wear sunscreen, sturdy shoes, and bring your own water. Please leave dogs at home.

If you have questions, or would like to volunteer to lead a walk (training provided), please call Kathy Dechter at 627-0950 or email her at