A Very Dry Virginia Lake


On a cloudy day in August we drove to Sauvie Island, stopping at the Virginia Lake Trailhead. It’s always an interesting hike, going around marshy, wildlife-rich Virginia Lake.

In the summer the lake mostly dries up and turns into a large grassy meadow.

A side trail visits Hadley’s Landing on the Multnomah Channel. There are usually boats tied up to a long dock, but not this day. Although there was a bald eagle sitting in a tree overlooking the area.

A fun morning indeed.

My Favorite Model at Hadley’s Landing

Bittersweet Nightshade

Map of area

Orange Balsam

Bald Eagle

Virginia Lake

Wild Carrot

Oak Galls

Slug

Moth Mullein and Thistle

Pleasant stretch of trail

 

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