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January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Due to incredible demand, this event has sold-out online and we’re running a wait-list for any tickets that become available. Please add your name to the waitlist here. If you’re unable to get tickets, please join us for our other Winter Naturalist Skills classes later in the month.


Join us for one of our skills classes, as we hike around our 250-acre winter wood. The leaves have fallen and the trees are showing off their beautiful bark and winter features. We will explore the most common tree species across campus and look closely at their bark to see what makes them each unique. When you develop these skills, you can start to identify species from far afield, and that gives you insight into population density of each species, no matter where you wander in the Puget Sound lowlands.


Didn’t attend the other Skills of a Naturalist sessions? No worries! You’re welcome to explore with us, and remember that anyone is a naturalist if they are a student of the natural world. This is a great overall skill-building session for newbies too. Bring your sense of wonder, questions, and knowledge to share with others. We’ll see you there!



  • This class is rain or shine, so please dress in layers and always bring a rain layer, gloves and hat at this time of year. If we cancel due to weather, which is extremely rare, we will send a message in email and by phone as well (windstorm, snowstorm, etc.).
  • Due to the content and pace of this program, we are listing the suggested age of participation as 10 years and up. The content will be scientific and botanical terminology will be utilized. If you have an older child or youth that would like to enrich their botany knowledge, they are welcome to attend with you. The ticket price is the same. Infants (under one year) worn in a baby backpack, sling, or baby-wearing device by the caregiver are also welcome with you, no ticket needed for an infant.
  • Please remember our campus policy is ‘no dogs unless they are a service animal.’
  • We always cap off our hikes with a sweet treat of our homemade cookies too!

About IslandWood

IslandWood is an environmental education nonprofit serving children, educators, and community members throughout the Puget Sound region. We were founded to increase access and lower financial barriers to nature-based learning for our region’s children. We design and deliver programs in Seattle, Woodinville, Renton, Tacoma, and Bainbridge Island that can inspire a lifetime of passion and care for the natural world and the planet. Stay in the know about other upcoming events by signing up for our newsletter here.

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IslandWood Bainbridge Campus
4450 Blakely Ave NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 United States
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