Fox Squirrel in Tualatin Hills


A nice weekend day in early February. A good time to do the 4.1-mile loop hike in the Tualatin Hills Nature Park a few miles west of home in the heart of the city of Beaverton. The 222-acre Park surrounds the confluence of Cedar Mill Creek and Beaverton Creek.

It is a remarkably diverse wildlife preserve with wetlands, forests, ponds and streams. The trails’ names tell the story – – – Oak, Creek, Old Wagon, Vine Maple, Big Fir, Cougar, Chickadee, Cedar Grove, Ash, Serviceberry, Big Pond, Trillium Loop and Ponderosa Loop.

The highlight of the hike was watching a fox squirrel foraging for food. Always a pleasant place to visit.

Fox Squirrel enjoying a snack (or it it a gray squirrel?)

Fox Squirrel enjoying a snack (or is it a gray squirrel?)

Reflections in a small pond

Reflections in a small pond

Mushrooms on the forest floor

Mushrooms on the forest floor

Runners along the trail

Runners along the trail

Fox on the run

Squirrel on the run

Categories: Portland Area HikesTags:

What's your opinion?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: