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September 2018

Restoration Work Party

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Restoration Work Parties   Work hard, have fun, and practice skills like building trail, removing invasive species, planting native plants, and caring for the Nature Preserve by joining our weekly Volunteer Work Parties! Work Party tasks change weekly and always include a walk through our 5,000-year-old bog. These events are held rain or shine so make sure to come dressed for the weather. You may encounter muddy areas and plants with thorns so boots, long sleeves, and long pants are…

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October 2018

Mushrooms and Maples, A Guided Nature Walk

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

There are fungus among us! Stroll along one of the nature preserve's trails with a naturalist guiding your one-hour walk. We will explore the flora and fauna of the preserve and learn about native wildflowers, fungi, birds, human history, and more. Guided Nature Walks are outdoor explorations that take place rain or shine. Come with weather appropriate clothes and shoes for moderate levels of walking – inclines or uneven ground may be encountered on this walk. This week we will…

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Guided Forest Bathing

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Cascadia Forest Therapy for a 90  minute Introduction to Forest Bathing walk in the Uplands area of SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve. Forest bathing (or shinrin-yoku) has been popular in Japan for decades and is gaining momentum in the US. The practice encourages you to walk in the forest at a slower pace and take in the atmosphere around you. Multiple scientific studies have shown that it lowers stress and blood pressure levels, while increasing immune system functioning, making you…

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Introduction to Bonsai with Bosaiko’s Tony Fajarillo

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This introduction to Bonsai, hosted by Tony Fajarillo, will spark your appreciation for the art. Nature and humans combine to create amazing expressions of beauty in Bonsai. Whether you are a veteran in Bonsai or simply enjoy the serenity of nature, please join us. Check out Tony’s website for more information on his journey and some inspiration, bonsaiko.com. Come back for a full workshop with Tony on November 10th! Register Here

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November 2018

Halloween in the Haunted Peat Bog

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bogs are spooky places full of mystery in magic! Come celebrate the Halloween week with a Haunted Bog Tour and more! Join us for Halloween crafts, games, treats, and a spooky celebration at SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve. This family-friendly event is fun for all ages! Register Here

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Bonsai workshop with Tony Fajarillo from Bonsaiko

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This Bonsai Workshop gives you hands on experience with Tony Fajarillo. If you missed our Introduction to Bonsai in October, here is a great opportunity to get into the art of Bonsai. Bring the relaxation and beauty of nature into your home or garden in the form of Bonsai. The cost for this workshop is $100 and you will create a potted Bonsai of your own to take home.   Please bring cash or a check (made out to Tony)…

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Gratitude Guided Nature Walk

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This will be a time for reflection as we move into the busy holiday season. Stroll along one of the nature preserve's trails with a naturalist guiding your one-hour walk. We will explore the flora and fauna of the preserve and learn about native wildflowers, fungi, birds, human history, and more. Guided Nature Walks are outdoor explorations that take place rain or shine. Come with weather appropriate clothes and shoes for moderate levels of walking – inclines or uneven ground…

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December 2018

Volunteer Appreciation Pizza Party

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Have you volunteered at SHADOW in 2018? If so, please join us for a Volunteer Appreciation Pizza Party at the Education Center on December 1st. The Closing Work Party starts at 10 and Pizza will be here at noon. Join us for a time of friendship, gratitude, and celebration! We appreciate you!   Work Party- 10-12 Lunch 12-2 Register Here

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Welcoming Winter Guided Nature Walk

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Winter is coming! How does the forest prepare? Stroll along one of the nature preserve's trails with a naturalist guiding your one-hour walk. We will explore the flora and fauna of the preserve and learn about native wildflowers, fungi, birds, human history, and more. Guided Nature Walks are outdoor explorations that take place rain or shine. Come with weather appropriate clothes and shoes for moderate levels of walking – inclines or uneven ground may be encountered on this walk. This…

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