Full Moon Beach Walk, December 31st: Join Vashon Nature Center and Vashon Beach Naturalists for a full moon beach walk. 8:30, December 31, Northend ferry dock. Park in the ferry parking and walk down the hill. Let the luminaries guide you to the beach. Free, family friendly, open to all. More info

Vashon Nature Center BioBlitz 2012-2016: Five Days of Discovery, Thousands of Years of Evolution, now thru January 30th: This natural history and photo exhibit highlights the natural biodiversity of the islands and tells the story of five 24-hour wildlife surveys, called BioBlitzes, where islanders and scientific experts worked together to document life on Vashon-Maury. Created by Vashon Nature Center in partnership with Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust and with funding from CREOi. Exhibit runs until January 30th and is open during business hours at the Land Trust building, 10014 SW Bank Rd. Free! Do you have a group of more than 10 interested? email us to set up a tour:

Introduction to Nature Observation, January 21st: In this Vashon Nature Center Naturalist workshop join certified tracker Mallory Clarke and learn how to find wildlife by track and sign. We will cover a variety of wildlife observation  techniques including how to: use soot track traps, cast tracks, place wildlife cameras, identify general track characteristics, use field guides to ID tracks, scat, and animal sign. In addition, participants will learn what to look for and measure so that your observations are scientifically credible.
Participants will go home with their own track cast, their own soot track trap, and a burgeoning excitement to get out there and explore!  Course fee. Visit our Naturalist workshop page for more info and to sign up!

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(Featured photo by Kathryn True)