An Early Peek at the Annual Tryon Trillium Fest


This weekend it will be the 35th Annual Trillium Lily Festival at the  Tryon Creek State Park. It’s the only Oregon state park within a major metropolitan area, a few miles southeast of home.

With a little drizzle dampening the forest floor, there were many bright white-flowered trilliums joining the green ferns along every step of the trail.

Yellow skunk cabbages were pushing their way skyward in boggy areas, and burgundy salmonberry flowers were sprinkled on tall bushes in the drier spots.

The 6 1/2 mile loop hike through the Park was a true delight.

If you’re in the Portland area, now is the time to visit the Trillium Festival.

Trillium

Trillium

Lewis and Clark College is adjacent to the Park

Lewis and Clark College is adjacent to the Park

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Salmonberry

Salmonberry

Trillium

Trillium

Iron Bridge

Iron Bridge

Skunk-cabbage

Skunk-cabbage

The pleasant Trail through the rain forest environment

The pleasant Trail through the rain forest environment

Trillium

Trillium

 

 

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