On the first weekend of summer I returned to the four-mile loop hike in the Tualatin Hills Nature Park. It’s 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.
A barred owl, a cottontail rabbit and a few songbirds were spotted on my last visit in February.
No owls or rabbits this time. But, due to the varied habitat, I was able to see wildflowers in bloom, a couple of pine squirrels, several ducks and a few small birds.
Always a fun place to visit, and I worked up a good sweat in the summer heat.