Meet at the Port Townsend Park and Ride at 8:00am for carpooling down to the Duckabush Oxbow Preserve, one of the Jefferson Land Trust’s most spectacular properties. We will stop at the Quilcene Ranger Station if there are south county participants, and for a pit stop, then drive to Duckabush Road uphill to park at the Powerline parking lot. Traipsing down to a meadow that often has elk we will see ducks (mergansers), dippers, flycatchers and warblers in their last active parenting of the year. Learn about the restoration and development planned for this beautiful spot. Bring rain gear if rain is at all forecast, water, lunches, binoculars, walking sticks and good footwear. This is an area with few established trails. Please RSVP for this walk in order to know numbers for carpooling. Trip leader: Monica Fletcher at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-379-3136 to leave a message.