365 Nature – Day 327

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Learn more about the project and see all the 365 Nature posts.


We have no school this week and since it wasn’t raining this morning I decided we’d take advantage in the break to visit somewhere new. I’ve heard a lot about a particular park on Mercer Island, just across the I-90 bridge, but never visited. Luther Burbank Park is on the north end of Mercer Island overlooking Bellevue on the east side of Lake Washington. The park has a playground, tennis courts, off-leash dog park and beaches. It also has wetlands, which is what drew me to visit. I hoped to see some winter ducks in the lake or in the wetland ponds because I’ve been seeing mergansers, buffleheads and grebes along Lake Washington during our commutes to school.

We walked straight down to the water and looked out to see…

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