An Urban Nature Park on a Pleasant Autumn Day


Colorful leaves, squirrels searching for food on the forest floor and a sunny day. The four-mile loop hike in the Tualatin Hills Nature Park makes an enjoyable outing in the fall.

The 222-acre Park is a few miles west of home in the heart of the city of Beaverton. It surrounds the confluence of Cedar Mill Creek and Beaverton Creek.

At times I’ve spotted owls, rabbits, many songbirds, nutria and deer. Not on this trip, but there were a few wildflowers in bloom near the trailhead.

Always a fun place to visit, and it provided some good exercise too.

Foot bridge over a wetlands area

Foot bridge over a wetlands area

A fly having a snack

A Blowfly having a snack

Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf

Evidence of a very busy spider

Evidence of a very busy spider

Queen Anne's Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace

Footbridge

Footbridge

Rose Hip

Rose Hip

Vine Maple leaves

Vine Maple leaves

Aster

Aster

Sun shining through the trees

Sun shining through the branches

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 comments

  1. I agree John, but I bet it was quieter on on fall day than in the middle of summer when I last visited.

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  2. Whenever I see pictures of blow flies, I tend to think of forensic criminology because there are so important in determining time of death. I guess I’m twisted that way.

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