Outdoors

Plan your week list of events for June 5

Auroras, also known as northern lights, will be the topic of a presentation at Saturday’s public night event put on by the Tacoma Astronomical Society.
Auroras, also known as northern lights, will be the topic of a presentation at Saturday’s public night event put on by the Tacoma Astronomical Society. Minneapolis Star Tribune

1 Explore the shore

Join Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium naturalists and explore a Puget Sound beach during low tide; learn about the animals that are discovered and help catalog them for researchers; 11:45 a.m. Monday; Owen Beach, Point Defiance Park,5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; free; pdza.org/explore-shore.


2 Walk through wildlife area

The Capitol Volkssport Club is leading a walk through the Grand Mound-Scatter Creek Wildlife Area; 10-kilometer walk; be ready to start at 6 p.m. Tuesday; meet at the Scatter Creek North Unit parking lot, 17100 Case Road, Rochester; free, unless walking for credit; capitolvolkssportclub.org.


3 Learn about composting

Jackson Daniels of the Olympia Food Co-op will discuss the six basic techniques for composting, how to make the best use of your compost and how to design a compost system; 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday; Lacey Timberland Regional Library, 500 College St. SE, Lacey; free; trl.org.


4 Small stream trout fishing

Molly Semenik of Tie the Knot Fly Fishing, will give a presentation on small stream fishing strategies and backcountry safety at the next meeting of the Puget Sound Flyfishers; 8 p.m. Thursday; Tower Lanes Entertainment Center, 6323 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; an optional $15 meal precedes the presentation at 6 p.m.; psff.org.


5 Tuna fishing seminar

Del Stephens will be leading a seminar on fishing for albacore tuna; the first session will cover all aspects of tuna fishing; the second session will cover tips and information sources; 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday; Cabela’s, 1600 Gateway Blvd. NE, Lacey; free; 360-252-3500.


6 All about auroras

John Petit will give a program on auroras Saturday at a public night gathering held by the Tacoma Astronomical Society; night sky viewing will take place after, weather permitting; 9 p.m.-midnight; Rainier Building, Pierce College, Fort Steilacoom Campus; Lakewood; free; tas-online.org.

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