Arboretum Walks & Talks
First Thursdays, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
(Tour times may vary; see below for schedule details)
Meet at the Graham Visitors Center
Arbor Circle, Legacy Circle, and Steward-level members, plus guests, welcome!
Meet the Arboretum’s Barred Owls
Thursday, July 9, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Featured speakers: Penny Bolton
Our guest speaker was born and raised in Seattle and has always loved being outside and sharing her love of nature with others. She has been a King County Master Gardener for more than 25 years and volunteers regularly at the Master Gardener Clinic in the Arboretum’s Graham Visitors Center. Penny is also a Master Birder with Seattle Audubon and has been following the Arboretum Barred Owls and Cooper’s Hawks for more than seven years. Her motto is: “There is always something happening in the Arboretum if you pay attention!”
Please join us for tales of our resident owls while strolling their favorite haunts. With Penny as our guide, we stand a good chance of encountering some of these enigmatic creatures.
4:00 PM — Meet at the Graham Visitors Center (2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle)
4:15 PM — Walk in the Arboretum
5:30 PM — Refreshments and conversation
Please RSVP to Jeff Boyer, either by email or phone (206-325-4510).
In April 2011, the Foundation introduced a new way for folks to explore the jewel of Seattle’s park system: “Arboretum Walks & Talks.”
On the first Thursday of every month, Arbor Circle, Legacy Circle, and Steward-level members of the Foundation plus their guests are invited to join us for a special guided walking tour. “Arboretum Walks and Talks” is hosted by our Executive Director, Paige Miller, and led by a diverse group of plant experts and enthusiasts. Each month, the tour features a different speaker/walk leader and highlights a different section or collection in the Arboretum. There’s always plenty of time for Q&A during the tours, and each one concludes with a light reception.
We encourage you to bring your friends—up to two guests allowed per member on each tour—to share in this informative and pleasant outing. The tours begin at the Graham Visitors Center. Dress for the weather, and wear comfortable shoes!
For more information about the tours, please email Randall Hitchin or call him at 206-325-4510.