Spring Hiking in the Tualatin Hills

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Tualatin Hills

A bleak, dreary day with concrete skies. A good time for a four-mile hike in the nearby Tualatin Hills Nature Park.

The damp, earthy smells of the rain-drenched soil were a delight to the senses. And, with its remarkably diverse habitat of wetlands, forests, ponds and streams, there is typically a small bird or squirrel to be seen.

Despite the rain, the trails were in good shape and led to many interesting viewing areas.

Walking back to the trailhead I couldn’t help but think that sunny days will return.

Camas Lily

Walkway over a boggy area

Periwinkle (?)

Spring blossoms


Damp leaves

House Wren

Bewick’s Wren (from a previous sunny visit)


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