WALKING TOURS

Walking Tours

Due to continuing health concerns from the Covid-19 pandemic, attendance will be limited to 20 participants for each of these walks. Social distancing and mask wearing will be required.  To participate, please sign-up using the link provided for the tour you wish to attend.

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, 2022

Sunday

May 15, 2022
1:00 pm
Wilkins Shelter

Emily Aune: Rhododendron Garden

Walk the meandering paths of the resplendent rhododendron garden with Emily Aune, Hendricks park’s head gardener. Learn about unique trees and ornamental shrubs, how to care for rhododendrons, park history and heritage.

Sign-Up Here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4DAEAE2AA3FF2-emily

 

Sunday

May 22, 2022
1:00 pm
Wilkins Shelter

Steve Yaeger: Botanically speaking

Field botanist Steven Yeager 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.

Sign-Up Here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4DAEAE2AA3FF2-steve

 

Sunday

June 5, 2022
1:00 pm
Wilkins Shelter

Elizabeth Starr Lily: Kalapuya Ways

For thousands of years the Kalapuya people visited the land we call Hendricks Park.  Elizabeth Starr Lily, an instructor at Singing Creek Educational Center and long-time student of indigenous people, introduces us to the food, clothing, and cultural practices of the Kalapuya.

Sign-Up Here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4DAEAE2AA3FF2-elizabeth

Sunday

June 19, 2022
7:00 am
Wilkins Shelter

Donna Albino and Mieko Aoki: Birding

Join long-time birders and avian educators Donna Albino and Mieko Aoki for this early morning park stroll. Learn bird identification through observation of field markings, behavior,and  listening to  songs and calls. Hear stories and nature lore. 

Sign-Up Here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4DAEAE2AA3FF2-donna