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June 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Forest Bathing for Birders: Whitaker Ponds *FULL*

Discover the beauty of joining birds on their terms through the stillness of forest bathing – like sunbathing – where your senses soak up the experience of being supported by the forest. Walks are slow and include a series of sensory-based invitations that encourage pausing and noticing the space and places that support our bird friends.

In a forest bathing experience, you will:

  • Experience the restorative and healing power of slowing down and spending time in the natural world.
  • Explore sensory practices to reconnect to the natural world to restore clarity and attention.
  • Connect with your body, one another, and the more than human world.

Experience the joy of forest bathing!

Join Tia on a very slow-paced walk of 2 hours, exploring invitations and opening our senses to our place in nature alongside the birds.


Whitaker Ponds Accessibility

Distance: Very slow walking for 2 hours.
Pacing: Very slow.
Elevation Changes: None
Trail Tread: Trails are flat, and typically 4-6 feet wide with gravel tread. There are two wooden ramps with gentle pitch down to the pond and the slough.
Bathrooms: There is one ADA-accessible portapotty at the site in the parking lot.
Parking: Large parking lot
Public Transit: TriMet bus #75 makes a stop at the corner of NE 47th Avenue and Columbia Blvd and visitors can walk north from there to the park entrance.

Whitaker Ponds, photo by Tara Lemezis

Class Details

Date and time: June 11, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Whitaker Ponds Natural Area
Fee: $25 members / $35 non-members
Limited to 10 participants.

Cancellation Policy


June 11, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Tara Lemezis