Outdoors

Slugs as stars at Northwest Trek

The weekend of June 27-28 is devoted to slugs at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. The park’s annual Slugfest is a celebration of sliminess and silliness that includes activities for kids and families, and the guest of honor for the weekend will be the Pacific banana slug.

One of the activities will be human slug races. Contestants will inch their way down a soapy, slimy track. There also will be slug tentacle crafts, slug art projects, story time, a play area, a photo booth with props and slug bingo.

To keep the mood throughout the park, the trams that carry visitors through the 435-acre free-roaming area will be equipped with tentacles.

On the serious side, master gardeners will be on hand to talk about slugs and gardens.

The hours will be 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. both days.

The 725-acre park is off of state Route 161, just north of Eatonville.

All the weekend’s activities are free with admission or membership to Northwest Trek.

For more information, go to nwtrek.org.

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