In response to Governor Inslee’s call today for increased social distancing related to COVID-19, IslandWood has made the decision to cancel Amorous Amphibians. This was not a decision we made lightly, but the health and safety of our community and staff is our utmost priority.
Participants will learn about native frogs, their calls, and habits in an engaging indoor presentation, and then head outdoors at dusk to hunt for breeding frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and their eggs in our frog-filled Cattail Marsh. This event is always a sell-out, so hop to it!
The night hike portion will be guided. After the lively indoor visual presentation, we’ll break into small groups of ten and head outdoors to the BEST amphibian breeding spots in our forest.
Families welcome! Adults without children welcome too! (This event is not just “for kids”). If we have the numbers to warrant adult-only groups, we’ll do that for the night hike portion.
Indoor presentation is 30-40 mins and seated. Younger children/siblings are welcome, but the presentation depth and hike length are developmentally suited for ages 6+.
The evening hike to our wetlands is short distance, but be advised that we will be walking on a trail with roots and a small bridge in the dark. The night hike trail to the Pond will accommodate strollers and wheelchairs, but the Marsh Loop will not.
Ticket price for all participants is $5.00/person. Infants on laps or in baby carriers are free of charge.
Wear layers to stay warm on a cool spring evening.
Wear shoes appropriate for a light hike.
Bring your raingear (boots, jacket, hat). The frogs and salamanders love the rain, but we want to stay dry and comfortable.
Bring a headlamp or flashlight, we only have a few to loan.
As always, we love dogs, but please leave yours at home unless they are a service animal.
We cannot accommodate scout troops or organized groups at this particular event due to our limited capacity. Thank you for understanding.
We work to ensure that all reasonable accommodations are in place so that everyone can fully participate and learn during their time on our campus. All indoor spaces and many of our outdoor spaces and field structures were built and are continually maintained to meet ADA code, adhering to WAC 51-50. If you have any questions, please contact us at 206.855.4300.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact our Community Education Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.855.4384.