Early May. A cool and partly cloudy day. Time to return to Sauvie Island a few miles northwest of home.
I drove to the Virginia Lake Trailhead and followed the easy 2 ½ mile loop. It’s an interesting hike that travels around marshy, wildlife-rich Virginia Lake. A side trail visits Multnomah Channel where anglers try their luck in the Columbia River backwater.
An osprey was sitting on its nest near the trailhead. Always a fine sight to see.