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River Delta Exploration

  • Meet in Whitman College Science Parking Lot. Whitman College United States (map)

Join Mike Denny for a trip to the Wallula Habitat Management Unit, a 1,986 acre conservancy site that is part of the McNary National Wildlife Refuge. Located near the Walla Walla River Delta, the waters are slow moving and flat, creating great habitat for birds and wildlife. 

This conservancy hosts large numbers of migrant and resident birds as well as elk and two deer species. Porcupines, mink, long-tailed weasels, raccoons, bobcats and coyotes also co-habitate here. In the spring, this area is bursting with wildflowers. 

Be prepared to walk 3 miles on a level trail. We will stop along the way to learn about the natural history of the area and the diverse wildlife that relies on the refuge. 

For more information about this event, please contact Lauren Platman at or 509-525-3136. 

Suitability: Best suited for ages 10+.

Difficulty:Involves hiking 3+ miles on level ground. 

Things to Bring: Sturdy walking shoes, suitable hiking attire, hat with a brim, sunglasses and sunscreen, refillable water bottle, camera, binoculars, journal, and sense of adventure. 

Cover photo by Bill Rodgers.

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