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Tennant Lake & Hovander Park Field Trip

  • Tenant Lake Fragrance Garden 5236 Nielsen Avenue Ferndale, WA, 98248 United States (map)

Tuesday, October 8: Tennant Lake & Hovander Park

Trip Leader: Pauline Sterin

Registration Required: Contact Pauline at or 410-353-7116.

Meet at Tennant Lake Interpretive Center and Fragrance Garden parking lot, 5236 Nielsen Ave, Ferndale.

On these public lands, managed by Whatcom County Parks and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, you can anticipate finding a few  warblers still migrating at this time of year, possibly joining the resident species foraging in mixed flocks in wooded areas, and you can count on ducks and geese being present on the lake. Tennant and Hovander together make a great location to see these and other species. Join Pauline for some relaxed birding on the boardwalk, the trails between Tennant and Hovander, and along the Nooksack River. The walking is relatively easy, the total distance should be less than two miles, and restrooms are nearby. This is an excellent trip for beginners but birders of all skill levels are welcome. Expect to see waterfowl, wrens, chickadees, warblers, juncos, sparrows, and probably a raptor or two among other species. Contact Pauline for additional information.