Early in spring I explored two parks in and around Portland. The first was Stub Steward State Park located in the northern coastal mountains. There was still a few inches of snow on the ground. To my pleasant surprise, we spotted four blacktail deer feeding near the timber. Always a nice sight to see.
The other park, which I hike in often, was the Marquam Nature Park located in the West Hills of the City. I spotted four different wildflowers in bloom, or about to bloom. There were also some colorful early domestic flowers in bloom too.
The woods are beginning to come alive.
Toothwort, Indian Plum and Stream Violet