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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Explore with us at the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary


Blaine Parks and Recreation has several classes where participants can get an up close and personal introduction to the habitat and ecosystem of the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary.

Insect Hunt

Join a naturalist from Wargo Nature Center on an insect hunt at the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary. We are going to catch, identify, and observe insects of the wetland.

Introduction to Birding

With its unique ecosystem the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary is home to a variety of birds. Under the guidance of an experienced birder, you will spot many types of birds and learn all about them. Binoculars available to use.

Superheroes and Systems

The fen at Blaine Wetland Sanctuary is a water superhero! Hike the boardwalk with us to learn the story: How does the fen battle the water pollutant villains? Which plants are signs of health in the system? Where is there evidence of change at the fen? Together we will explore examples of how water, air, land, and living things are interconnected at the site. Activities for all ages include: connecting maps with core sampling, use-your-senses bingo, and an engineering design challenge.

Welcome Hike and Belly Biology

What's underground (and under the boardwalk) will surprise you. Come and meet our new neighbor, the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary. Together we will explore how water, land, air and living things interact with each other in this special place. Throughout the nature hike participants will dazzle the senses with belly biology, systems bingo, and BWS nature trivia. Activities are designed for all ages.

Wetland Ecosystem Diversity

Discover why wetlands are such important and unique ecosystems. This guided tour of the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary will be led by a naturalist from Wargo Nature Center.

Wetland Habitat Hikes

Get an up close and personal look at plants that make up a wetland and discover the importance these plants and wetlands serve. We will walk the boardwalk and trails.

Register online at, search keyword BWS.

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