(Downy woodpecker, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
WADING POOLS *WILL* BE OPEN: Since it’s cloudy this morning, we called the city hotline to check. Hiawatha will be open noon-6:45 pm, EC Hughes noon-7 pm, and Lincoln Park (as well as Highland Park Spraypark) 11 am-8 pm. Addresses and full schedules are here.
HEALTH AND HARVEST AT THE COMMUNITY ORCHARD: Have the day off? This is your chance to check out the Community Orchard of West Seattle‘s weekly Health and Harvest tour/work party/Q-A session, 5-7 pm Thursdays on the northeast side of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. Read about it on the COWS website. (6000 16th SW)
NATURE EXPLORATION: 3:30 pm Thursdays, explore nature at Camp Long with naturalist Stewart Wechsler – details on his Stewardship Adventures in Nature website. (5200 35th SW)
LIGHTS ON AT SYNTHETIC-TURF FIELDS: Just so you’re not wondering why the lights are on tonight at Delridge, Walt Hundley, and Hiawatha Playfields – it’s part of Seattle Parks‘ plan to discourage fireworks use, which is illegal, dangerous, and costly. Here’s our previous note about it.