Tranquility in Tualatin Hills


Tualatin Hills Nature Park

On a pretty day in early July, we returned to the Tualatin Hills Nature Park for a four-mile loop hike.

The 222-acre Park, surrounding the confluence of Cedar Mill Creek and Beaverton Creek, is always a fine spot to see wildlife. Over the years I’ve seen deer, nutrias, snakes, newts, squirrels, songbirds, bunnies and many varieties of waterfowl.

It is remarkably diverse with wetlands, forests, ponds and streams. The trails’ names tell the story – – – Oak, Owl, Old Wagon, Vine Maple, Big Fir, Cougar, Cedar Grove, Ash, Serviceberry, Big Pond, Trillium Loop and Ponderosa Loop.

A nice place to visit.

Pleasant lake along the trail

Daisy

My Favorite Model next to a time travel portal

Song Sparrows

Trail over a wetland

Western Robin

 

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1 comment

  1. It is so wonderful to be transported to this serene spot, John. Thanks for the great photos. I loved the one with “your favorite model” at the time travel portal. It must’ve been very difficult not to cross the barrier into a different time. 😉

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