Weekly Activities – June 20

Educational Activities for All Ages While Sheltering in Place

There is plenty to do during this time of physical distancing, from community science projects for all ages, to fun and engaging stories and videos for little children.

Check back each week for new resources!

Banana Slug at Leach Garden

Banana Slugs Are Weird!

Banana slugs, plentiful inhabitants of Leach Garden, are Pacific Northwest natives, and always a delight to see. This one, obviously a member of the Slow Food Movement, was caught on video by our speedy volunteer coordinator, while it enjoyed a bright green stem.

Slugs and snails use rows of sharp teeth on their tongue to grab, rasp and move food along the digestive system. Super cool close up image. The sound they make is spectacular! You can listen here by clicking on the two options in the upper left corner.

For more information, check out these two articles at Bay Nature Magazine.

Bizarre Banana Slug Facts

Not Just a Pretty Face — the Banana Slug is One of the Weirdest Animals On Earth This one is about reproduction and is a bit racy!

Banana Slug Fun for Kids

Make Green Slime!

 

Make a slug!

 

Fun Activities – May 23

There is plenty to do during this time of physical distancing, from community science projects for all ages, to fun and engaging stories and videos for little children.

$50,000 Challenge Match for September 2021

Help Us Raise $50K for Our Beautiful Garden  For All of Us From now until September 30, 2021, your donation will get matched dollar for dollar, giving us a chance to raise $100,000 for the garden’s operations. Make a Donation Donate early and inspire others! Our...

Fun Activities – May 30

There is plenty to do during this time of physical distancing, from community science projects for all ages, to fun and engaging stories and videos for little children.

Night Hike on October 16

Night Hike - October 16Night Hike October 16, 7:00-8:30 PM In the dark, your ears take center stage as owls call and small critters scurry. Even the every-day sounds of leaves in the wind and the flowing creek will heighten and shift. We’ll walk the trails of the...

Introduction to Mushroom Identification

Mushroom identification with Leah BendlinBoth classes are the same. Please choose one.  Please note: a worsening COVID situation may lead to cancelling the class. If that happens, your payment will be refunded in full. Masks required; Proof of Vaccine or a negative...

Autumn 2021 Newsletter

Garden Newsletter Autumn 2021

Spring 2021 Newsletter

Upper Garden reopens – Main Entrance on SE Claybourne St – Timed-entry ticketing and more!

Ikebana in a Box – VIRTUAL

Japanese floral art with Nana Bellerud

Fun Activities – June 6

There is plenty to do during this time of physical distancing, from community science projects for all ages, to fun and engaging stories and videos for little children.

Rhododendrons

Still Partying Like It’s 1999

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