Location: Helen McCabe State Park
This annual event is FREE and FAMILY friendly. Expert-led field trips into the shrub-steppe highlighting geology, plants, beavers, snakes and reptiles, raptors and songbirds, and more! Educational booths with fun activities are located at Helen McCabe State Park and our field trips are led out of Umtanum Creek Recreation Area.
Please be sure to purchase a $5 day-pass to park at the Bureau of Land Management's Umtanum Recreation Area - passes are available onsite or for purchase ahead of time from the Chamber of Commerce in Ellensburg. You do not need to register ahead of time, but please bring water to drink, snacks, wear layers of clothing, and sturdy shoes. The trails are easy, but can be rough in places. Please bring your kids, but not your pets :-).