"A walk in nature is better than a treadmill any day of the week!"
Wetlands Walkers is a self-guided program to help you reach your fitness goals while walking in the beauty and serenity of nature. Participants walk the trails in the Park,
track mileage and
earn rewards at milestones. Walk the trails with friends, family, or on your own. Each year, the program focuses on a different migratory species that migrates through the park. The goal of the program is for all participants to collectively walk the distance that the focus species migrates each year. Can you help us reach the goal? Sign up today at the Nature Center or via
Good walking shoes, hat, and water are a must. Camera and binoculars are a plus, because you never know what you might see in the park!
2019: Year of the Northern Flicker!
The Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a large, handsome woodpecker often spotted in Wetlands Park during the winter. Unlike other woodpeckers, this species forages largely on the ground, feeding on ants. Here in the west, you will find the red-shafted Northern Flicker, which has a striking salmon color under its wings and tail. The brown plumage is richly patterned with black spots, bars, and crescents. Males have a red moustache. The Northern Flicker is one of the few woodpecker species that migrate. Northern birds migrate to the southern parts of their range.
The Northern Flicker can travel 2,500 miles in the fall and 2,500 miles in the spring, making this year's goal 5,000 miles total!
Return to this page and our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for the latest Wetlands Walkers mileage tallies. Participants also receive monthly updates via email.
Wetlands Walkers Milestone Rewards
Fifth (5th) Visit: Pedometer
50 miles: Field guide to the Lower Las Vegas Wash
100 miles: Wetlands Park Living Wetlands Bandana
200 miles: Wetlands Walkers Baseball Cap/Hat
Participants click here to enter walking data.