Outdoor Art in the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge

September 22, 2016

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge

I find that art and nature make an almost irresistible combination, and the bayside gallery of sculptures in the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge is particularly wonderful.  The outdoor art trail takes you past several sculptures in a natural setting.  Take a look:

Entrance to boardwalk

Entrance to boardwalk

Giant salmon bones

Giant salmon bones

Shorebird swirl

Shorebird swirl

Boardwalk

Boardwalk

Spinners along boardwalk

Spinners along boardwalk

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Tiny frog sculpture on boardwalk

Tiny frog sculpture on boardwalk

Feathers

Feathers

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Start of hillside climb trail

Start of hillside climb trail

Red-legged frog leap arcs

Red-legged frog leap arcs

 

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5 Responses to “Outdoor Art in the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge”

  1. selah Says:

    That art is amazing! I would love it visit that place. thanks for sharing it. 🙂

  2. Lynne Auld Says:

    This place is new to me, too – thanks for showing us!

  3. Diana Studer Says:

    Landscape and sculpture are more effectively paired – than others I’ve seen which just look uncomfortable together. The frogs especially are a delight!

  4. shoreacres Says:

    We’re far behind you when it comes to the development of natural spaces, I’d say — with or without art. On the other hand, you can only walk through so much coastal prairie before boredom sets in for most people. Forests, hills, and mountains touch everyone, I think — and are better settings for art. Prairies are wonderful, and they’re one of my favorites, but they’re not for everyone.

  5. Elisa Says:

    I love the surprise sculptures!


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