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April 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Forest Bathing for Birders *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.


Smith and Bybee Accessibility

Trail condition: Mostly paved wide trails, some dirt paths. Walk approximately ¼ mile on mildly uneven terrain of grass and dirt paths, some shallow water or wet soil, which can be slick or tacky at times.
Elevation change: very minimal to none
Amenities: Porta-potty/vault toilet in the main parking lot. https://goo.gl/maps/xSsnigkGEbzCnsvj7
Exposure: Full sun exposure on open mudflats at both lakes, mixed shade/sun exposure during forested interlakes walk.
Pacing: Slow
Public Transit: The 11 Bus to St. Johns to the North stops on the 5300 block of North Marine Drive, about a half mile from the location. Going the opposite way towards downtown, the 11 bus stops on the block are about 1/3 of a mile away from the entrance.
Distance: up to 1.5 miles
Rest stops: 2 minimum

Smith and Bybee Wetlands

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April 29, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Tara Lemezis