We headed over to the University of Washington Botanical Gardens to explore Center for Urban Horticulture and Union Bay Natural Area
This was just a trip with D'light since we hadn't been here before and we needed to scout it out to see if Viva could be successful here.
We head out and it's a lovely location!
We find this petrified wood which was pretty cool!
D'light scanning for critters
Off we go!
We need to have a wardrobe change! Moving from a 10ft leash to the 50ft long line
Lot's to see, a pretty place for sure.
"What is over there?!"
Off to check it out!
No idea what this is used for but, the light hitting the colored glass
D'light interested in checking out the small space - good boy D'light!
Lots of curiosity about the environment which is great for this sweet boy
"Let's go explore more of this place!"
Deep mud, grass and leaves don't bother D'light. This is excellent progress for him in the past he was very uncomfortable with weird textures that touched his feet.
D'light having lots of fun running around!
Off we go towards Union Bay
Checking out one of the ponds. There was lots of wildlife action happening and D'light is fascinated by it all.
Lots to sniff!
Off we go, you can see University of Washington in the background
The stadium at University of Washington
Lots of tall grass and reeds line the pathway. We did see a number of dogs here so between the dog and the not so great sight lines at this point, this isn't a good spot to bring Viva.
We spotted this bird
D'light says "What are you?"
I think it's a female pheasant
D'light watching all the birds
Off we go to see more!
Lots of water birds!
Clearly something has been along the shoreline as D'light was sniffing up a storm!
"I love this place!"
Then we find this!
I was sure all that tree work was from a beaver! Turns out I was correct. Before we left I stopped in to the information desk to ask and yup, they have beavers here.
Heading to the Center for Urban Horticulture
Pretty grounds and I bet the are lovely in the spring and summer.
D'light has his critter face on but, I capture a cool picture
Lots to see in this area
"What is down there"
Lots of pretty pebbles
Of to see more...
Time to go and this is a really nice place. The trails are flat and it's an easy walk.
"Let's come back here!"