An Autumn Visit to Virginia Lake


Virginia Lake provides great variety – – – Oak Savannah, bottomland forest, wetlands, waterfowl, songbirds and sometimes blacktail deer.

And, on a drizzly autumn day the colorful fall leaves painted the landscape with beautiful broad swirls of oranges, reds and yellows.

Amazingly enough, there wasn’t any water in the lake. It’s a shallow affair at best.

The fall rains will soon fill the wetlands back in. The lake will again be a welcome stop for migratory ducks and geese.

All to be experienced on a 2 1/2 mile loop hike on Sauvie Island.

Blackberry leaves

Blackberry leaves

Snow Geese

Snow Geese

Maple leaves

Maple leaves

Colorful Cottonwoods behind Virginia "Lake"

Colorful Cottonwoods behind Virginia “Lake”

Kiki the Cat

Kiki the Cat thinking about songbirds

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Snowberries

Snowberries

Pleasant stretch of trail

Pleasant stretch of trail

 

 

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4 comments

  1. Great pics John. Not sure I remember seeing cats out there though 🙂

    Tom

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