Ways to Get Involved
We are still building this page, so keep checking back! For now, you might find some of the links below useful.
- King County volunteer opportunities. There are many opportunities here to get involved in volunteering in the County.
- National Phenology Network. You may be able enter your wildlife and plant observations into this national database. Eventually, the County hopes to establish protocols for volunteer wildlife monitoring.
- Seattle Audubon Society.
- East Lake Washington Audubon Society.
Places to See Wildlife
- Woodland Park Zoo.
- The Seattle Aquarium.
- The Pacific Science Center is home, among other things, to a butterfly exhibit, a tide pool exhibit, and even a colony of East African naked mole-rats -- not exactly a local species, but fascinating nonetheless.
- Your own yard! Our urban and rural environments are home to a surprising array of animal and plant species. If you want to optimize wildlife habitat on your property, get involved with National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Wildlife Habitat certification program. Your yard may provide nesting sites for native birds as well as stop-over rest sites for migrating species. It makes a difference.
- Some bird and wildlife viewing ideas from the North Cascades National Park Complex.
- Washington Birding Hotspots and bird festivals.