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July 2018

Benefits of Backyard Bees with Olivia Shangrow

July 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

  See what the buzz is about with biologist Olivia Shangrow at Rent Mason Bees as we explore the benefits of backyard bees. Olivia will share her knowledge of these vital pollinators and safely share the joy of beekeeping. You can check out her Mason Bee boxes and learn more about how bees can help your own garden. Register Here

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Bookmarks and Landmarks: The Hidden life of Trees

July 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come discuss the book, The Hidden Life of Trees (Peter Wohllenben), with ecologist and restoration specialist Daniel Sorenson, who will share personal reflections on the emotional connections we have with places and plants. Program includes an optional walk in the Nature Preserve’s beautiful 5,000-year-old peat bog. Participants encouraged to bring a picnic lunch.   Registration begins June 23 online at kcls.org or call the Covington Library at 253-630-8761.

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September 2018

Guided Forest Bathing

September 22, 2018 @ 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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October 2018

Guided Forest Bathing

October 13, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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

Bonsai workshop with Tony Fajarillo from Bonsaiko

November 10, 2018 @ 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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February 2019

Bat Biology & Box Building

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Shadow Lake Nature Preserve, 21656 184th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98058 United States
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Come join us at SHADOW to enjoy our Bat Biology & Box Building Class. You will start off learning about bat biology, identification, and conservation. In the second half of the class, you will learn how YOU can help bat conservation in your own backyard by constructing your very own bat box to take home! Children under 15 years old must have a parent or guardian present due to the use of hammer and nails for box construction. REGISTRATION IS FULL -- Join the Waitlist

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March 2019

Owl Prowl

March 15 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Shadow Lake Nature Preserve, 21656 184th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98058 United States
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REGISTRATION CLOSED: The Owl Prowl is back! Join local birding-enthusiast Joe Miles, to learn about owls, their biology, and how to make an owl call. Then, join SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve staff and birding experts for a night-time tour of the Preserve. Practice your owl calls and see if we can entice an owl to respond! Registration Closed, Class full   Email Alex at education@shadowhabitat.org to join our waiting list and be the first to know if we will be…

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May 2019

CANCELED – Ethnobotany Workshop with Diana Law

May 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED Join us for an afternoon of edible plant exploration at SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve. This class is hosted by Diana Law, a local herbalist. Diana will guide you through the forest and teach about the uses of many native plant species in the Pacific Northwest. This program is limited to 20 people, ages 16 and older. Diana Lynn Law is an herbalist and artist who loves learning about nature and teaching it to others. Her…

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Exploring Malheur National Wildlife Refuge With Dan Streiffert

May 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Travel through time and space with us as Dan Streiffert presents about his experiences over the past 12 years at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Located in Southeast Oregon, Malheur is an important resting place for many avian species during migration. This will be an afternoon focused on photography and videography by Dan, a discussion about The Reserve and how to do the trip right.    Dan is a retired Software Engineer who now spends much of his time photographing wildlife. He is…

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