It can be rewarding to head out on your own to one of the many hiking trails that crisscross the rugged wilderness of Humboldt County, soaking in the amazing diversity of plant and animal life — but it can be difficult to get a scientific understanding of all the things you’re seeing along the way. If you’re interested in learning about the things around you, sign up for a guided nature tour. A number of guides offer their expert service and experience to curious visitors of Humboldt County.
The Friends of the Arcata Marsh offers free nature walks that focus on the birds, animals and plants that live and grow in the region. Regularly scheduled tours take place on Saturdays, rain or shine.
Where: Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 South G St., Arcata (google map)
More Info: 707-826-2359 | ArcataMarshFriends.org
The Redwood Region Audubon Society offers birding and other natural history trips to virtually every corner of northwestern California. The chapter also leads regularly scheduled walks at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.
More Info: 707-826-7031 | RRAS.org