First 70-degree Day Since October – – – It’s Springtime!

Marquam Nature Park

The West Hills of Portland are a fun place to hike in the springtime. There are multiple marked urban trails. Nearby is the 205-acre Marquam Nature Park to explore. Higher is Council Crest, close to 1,100 feet above sea level.

To my delight, spring has finally arrived. We had our first 70-degree day followed by two 80-degree days. Wildflowers are popping up everywhere along the trails. Songbirds are singing their songs and a few butterflies are out and about.

I’m seeing more and more folks on the trails. Like me, they’re enjoying the sights of springtime and the warm sunshine.

Song Sparrow

Avalanche Lily

Dark-eyed Junco

Ash, Solomon Seal and Vanilla Leaf

Mt. St. Helens from Council Crest



Candy Flower, Salmonberry and Wood Sorrel

Bicyclists nearing Council Crest


Trilliums, Red-flowering Currant and Buttercup

Fairy Bells, Camas Lily and Wild Strawberry



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1 comment

  1. Very spring feeling photos. I love the view to Mt St Helen’s.

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