Official Website of the
legendary annual birding and camping event
The Hazel Wolf Bird Sanctuary
at the Wenas Creek Campground
May 26-29, 2017
Hazel Wolf 1898-2000
A Washington State Discover
Pass is required
EVERY Memorial Day Weekend,
members of Washington State's Audubon Chapters and their friends
gather in the Wenas Valley, located on the east slope of the Cascade Mountains
between Ellensburg and Yakima. With a
variety of natural history and recreation opportunities, the Wenas Valley is a beautiful
area that supports a fascinating assortment of spring flora and fauna,
and offers the spiritual fulfillment of simply being outdoors in the
spring. Everyone whether members of Audubon chapters or not is welcome
to join us for this outing, which is attended each year by around 200
men, women and children and a large number of birds which, we like to
think, enjoy being watched ever as much as we enjoy watching them.
The gathering is held in the vicinity of the Larrison Tree along Wenas Creek
within the Wenas Creek Campground.
is primitive, but it's about as nice a place for group camping as there could
There are "campfire"* programs on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, and
(both birding trips and wildflower trips) scheduled Saturday, Sunday, and
Monday. Love of nature of all varieties means there may be insect hunts or
bat watching as well.
And best of all, the entire event is open to all and is FREE.**
* Around our approved propane device
** Okay - you'll need gas money if you carpool on field trips, and donations for
the portapotties and insurance are greatly appreciated.
Larrison Tree photo by Kathy Andrich
Click the link for the
2016 Wenas Program (PDF)
motor vehicles within 50 feet of the creek. This a new rule by DNR, as
part of their program to increase protection of the property
campfires or charcoal barbecues!
New DNR rules. Temperatures are
projected to be high, so DNR will be enforcing this rule.
BRING YOUR own water. Do not
use creek water for drinking. It is
not pick wildflowers and plants. There is a flower
display, at the Larrison Tree for all to enjoy.
Please note campfires are prohibited.
your site clean
and take your trash out with you.
Respect nesting sites...especially birdhouses and nesting cavities.
not let dogs roam free. Keep them on a leash. It is not a
good idea to take them on field trips.
your neighbors. Donít play loud music at any time. No
noisy activities or generators after 10:PM.
Please carpool on trips. Many areas have limited parking, so car pool,
save gas and cut down on dust.
sign the register at the Larrison Tree, but you need attend only those
activities that interest you. Although we try to plan activities for everyone,
you are free to schedule your own activities this weekend.