Special Event through Black Hills Audubon Society:

Bird the three ecosystems of the preserve (prairie oak savannah, Garry Oak riparian forest, and second growth Douglas Fir edge) before Prairie Appreciation Day activities begin. Bring binoculars. The walk should be around two miles along a gravel road.  Dress for the weather.

Enter the preserve through the gate; you will be directed to parking. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the canopy next to the first intersection of the preserve roads (the Welcome Station). Finish by 9:30 a.m. and leave the event directly (to minimize inrush conflicts), or stay to enjoy Prairie Appreciation Day.

Contact Bob Wadsworth (360) 561-3317) if you have questions (sign-up not necessary). The  Glacial Heritage Preserve is on the Mima-Gate Road, south of Littlerock.  See map on the Directions Page.

Learn about and experience:

Prairie Wildflower Walks
Gardening with Native Plants
Native American use of Native Plants
Birds of the Prairies
Butterflies and Bugs
Bees and other Pollinators
Geology of the Prairies
Prairie Restoration Efforts
Oak Gall Ink
Organizations Working to Preserve the Prairies


Take a self Guided Natural History Walk

Please feel free to bring a picnic lunch, as there is no food available at the event.
The nearest source of food is the gas station/convenience store/deli in Littlerock.

Wheelchair accessible activities for individuals and groups will be available at the Washington Department of Natural Resources Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve.  Mima Mounds is also an excellent area for those with less time or who want a less demanding walk.  Group tours are offered at Mima Mounds, but must be arranged in advance.  Please send an email to arrange a tour.