A Beaverton Urban Outing


Just north of the Tualatin Valley Highway is an interesting nature park.

A loop of four miles passes small ponds, wetlands and forest.

In mid-October I spotted a weasel, cottontail rabbit, spotted towhee, Columbia ground squirrel and many chipmunks. Sad to say that none of them were posers.

As always, it remains a pleasant place to stretch the legs and enjoy a taste of nature close to home.

Green slime on a small pond

Green slime on a small pond

Basket Daisy

Basket Daisy

Lily Pond (water will cover the meadow after the fall rains)

Lily Pond (water will cover the meadow after the fall rains)

Snowberry

Snowberry

Leaves falling on the wooden path

Leaves falling on the wooden pathway

Columbia Ground Squirrel on the move

Columbia Ground Squirrel on the move

Himalayan Blackberries

Himalayan Blackberries

It's the season for mushrooms

It’s the season for mushrooms

Fallen Maple leaf

Fallen Maple leaf

Reflections in a small lake along the trail

Reflections in a small lake along the trail

 

 

 

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