NPW: Roxhill Bog, Longfellow Creek
Leisurely exploration with Ella Elman of Roxhill Bog Park and Greg Davis Park on the Longfellow Creek Trail in West Seattle.
April 20, 2008
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Join us for a leisurely exploration of Roxhill Bog Park and Greg Davis Park on the Longfellow Creek Trail in West Seattle. We will follow interpretive trails through one of the last remaining peatlands in Seattle where some 35,000 native plants have been planted, including bog rosemary, bog birch, yellow marsh-marigold, Labrador tea, and bog cranberry. The 6 to 20 feet of peat in this bog act as a water filter for Longfellow Creek Roxhill has also drawn an impressive array of birdlife since the start of restoration, including American wigeons, belted kingfishers, red-winged blackbirds, and coopers hawks.
We will then drive up to Greg Davis Park, a two-acre natural area with a wide variety of habitats where 66,000 native plants (197 native species) have been planted in 5 different management zones. The park provides benches in the sun with views of the flower displays. We will eat our sack lunches here.
If we have time after lunch, we will also do the Brandon North Loop through "wild and wonderful vegetation" along Longfellow Creek; also the Brandon South Loop (where great blue heron have been seen), and the red cedar grove at the creek.
Please bring walking shoes, water, raingear, and a sack lunch to eat at Greg Davis Park. Meet before 9:30 a.m. at the Wilburton P&R (I-405 and SE 8th St.). No sign-up required. For more information, please contact Ella Elman after April 2 at email@example.com. $3 per person for carpool.