Summer Saturdays, Forterra Nature Discovery

Join us as we dig deep into rich wetlands, forest or savanna and discover the diversity and interdependence of plants and wildlife through what we see and hear.

Some of these interpretive trips are timed to capture flower blooms and bird migrations, while others unveil the life that is year- round. All this is woven into the storytelling of how and why each property became an inspiration for Forterra to preserve.

Gary Mozel, interpretive planner and naturalist

Each tour will be led by Gary Mozel, an interpretive planner and naturalist.  

Gary has been a naturalist for over 50years and has worked for the Washington State Parks, the National Park Service, various Audubon Societies, Smithsonian Associates and Woodland Park Zoo. He has led nature walks, and tours in such far-flung places as the Olympic Mountains, coastal Alaska, eastern Oregon, tropical Australia and southern Kenya. 

More than just a walk in the woods, Gary will unveil nature’s hidden inhabitants by showing us what to hear and look for. Which of the hundreds of birds are year-round residents and who is just passing through. 

Come learn what is special about each of the landscapes that are under Forterra’s care and the story of how they became protected for everyone to enjoy. Bring your camera, binoculars, friends and family!

Note: For the purposes of nature watching please leave your pets at home – thank you!



Morse Wildlife Preserve
Saturday, June 1, 2024 – 11 am to 1 pm
Free – SOLD OUT 

Saturday, June 1, 2024 – 2 pm to 4 pm
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Hazel Wolf Wetlands Preserve
Saturday, July 20, 2024 – 11 am to 1 pm

Saturday, July 20, 2024 – 2 pm to 4 pm
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Arrowhead Point (Saint Edward State Park)
Saturday, August 24, 2024 – 11 am to 1 pm
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