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Find Nature and More at the Nature Shop

Seattle Audubon Nature Shop is packed full of discoveries for the young nature lover



Eddy Lackman enjoys the array of kid-friendly books and puzzles at Seattle Audubon Nature Shop.

PHOTO: JOSHUA HUSTON

Nestled in the neighborhood of Wedgwood is the Seattle Audubon Nature Shop, which is packed full of not only merchandise for the birding enthusiast but also the young nature lover.

The store’s large collection of child-focused products — including books, puzzles, games, stuffed animals, mini bird feeders and decorative seed balls — provide kids with an opportunity to have fun while learning at the same time. Plus, all the proceeds from the shop directly benefit the many programs and services of Seattle Audubon, a nonprofit.

PHOTO: JOSHUA HUSTON

 

“I like to think of it as a bird- and nature-themed variety store. Where else can you find children’s books alongside high-quality birding optics?” said manager David Garcia.

The Nature Shop also hosts a monthly “Fledglings and Friends” storytime every third Wednesday at 10:30 am for ages 2 and up. Each storytime follows a different nature theme and is accompanied by a hands-on indoor or outdoor activity, led by education staff. Seattle Audubon also offers year-round programming for ages from 3 through the teen years at locations throughout the city, along with Nature Camp at Magnuson Park during the summer months and family-friendly Neighborhood Bird Walks.

“Arguably the best part about coming into the Nature Shop is knowing that we are here as a resource for you,” added Garcia. The store’s friendly and knowledgeable volunteers genuinely want to help customers find the perfect bird feeder or the ideal gift for bird-loving friends.

8050 35th Ave. NE; seattleaudubon.org/sas/Shop.aspx

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