Led by local experts and outdoor enthusiasts, these tours introduce new and different ways to appreciate the richness of Hendricks Park. Topics covered by the tours include: forest ecology, rhododendron varieties in bloom, edible and medicinal plants, mushrooms, birding, habitat restoration, among others.
Spring Walking Tours, 2024
April 14, 2024
Walk the meandering paths of the resplendent Rhododendron Garden with Emily Aune, Hendricks Park head gardener. See unique trees and ornamental shrubs. Get tips on how to care for rhododendrons. Hear about park history and heritage.
April 28, 2024
Field botanist Howie Brounstein leads our spring tour in the Native Plant Garden. Learn to identify and use edible and medicinal plants with one of the preeminent herbal educators in the northwest.
May 19, 2024
For thousands of years the Kalapuya People visited the land we call Hendricks Park. Karen Rainsong, Director of Singing Creek Educational Center and long-time student of indigenous people, introduces us to the food, clothing, and cultural practices of the Kalapuya.
June 2, 2024
Join birders and avian educators Donna Albino and Mieko Aoki for this early morning park stroll. Learn bird identification through observation of field markings, behaviors, songs and calls. Hear stories and lore about local birds.