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BirdLoop Sign Tells Marymoor Story

Next time you’re at Marymoor Park in Redmond, stop at the observation mound on the BirdLoop to see the newest interpretive sign from Eastside Audubon.

Situated on top of the mound with a view over the East Meadow toward the marshy woods and the slough, the sign surveys the area’s natural history since the Ice Age and its population since the time of the Sammamish people 6,000 years ago.

A Tim McGruder Project

Longtime BirdLoop project leader Tim McGruder obtained the historical photos that illustrate the story, directed the writing, and supervised fabrication and installation of the sign.

Tim commissioned artwork from Linda Feltner and text from Dennis Paulson. View an image of the sign

The observation mound on the Audubon BirdLoop is just off of Parking Lot G at Marymoor Park. View a map

What's Ahead for the BirdLoop

Currently Tim is looking into the possibility of installing fences along the slough to protect vegetation from overuse and pursuing design ideas and funds for a viewing platform on the Sammamish River.

Meanwhile, we continue our habitat restoration parties at the BirdLoop on the first Saturday of every month from 9 to noon. No special skill is required, nor is registration.

Learn more about the monthly work party

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