Late July, somewhat overcast day – – – time to return to the Oak Island Wildlife Area northwest of home. The bald eagles have abandoned their nest, but the wildflowers, songbirds, ripe berries and colorful butterflies are always an attraction.
The three-mile Trail meanders around the northern perimeter of the Island through open meadows. As usual, the hike made for a nice outing on a pleasant summer weekend.
As an aside, the temperature reached a balmy 72 degrees. In many parts of the U.S. it reached over 100 degrees on the same day. Is there anywhere in the world that has better summers than the Portland area? Having lived in Asia, Africa and various places in the U.S., I know of nowhere. Do you?