Saturday, April 11, 2009
Signs of spring in an urban wetland little more than a block from St. Mary's Hospital
The Garner Marsh boardwalk is an often-overlooked part of the UW Arboretum, because you have to walk in and the path that leads to it is not very prominently marked. (See map at the link.)
It's not a showy place, just a magical one. Walk in and almost all signs of the city quickly disappear. Often you'll have it all to yourself. The view from the observation deck across the marsh seems to go on forever. And during the spring and fall bird migration seasons, it's one of the best birding spots in the city.