Did you know that November is a special time of year for bird watching? It's the peak month for migratory waterfowl to travel through our region.
We are celebrating this seasonal phenomenon with the launch of a very special packet about migratory birds and their wetland habitats. It focuses on one of the region's best preserved waterfowl habitats: Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in Ridgefield, Washington.
I love September. I love the bursting gardens and ripe apple trees. I love the spiders dangling on their webs in the sunlight, snacking on late summer bugs. I love how enormous the wildflowers and grasses - both seeding in this time - are in that last gasp of summer. I also love the excitement of the changing seasons and possibilities of a new school year.
Want to a quick family getaway that's close to home? Then head on over to Tryon Creek State Park in southwest Portland.With its lush forest habitat, giant stumps, and babbling creek beds, the park feels like it's worlds away.
The park is situated in a dense second-growth forested canyon, and includes numerous benches, stumps, and exploring spots to linger over a snack, exercise the imagination, and take in the lush forest habitat.
There are few things more exciting about Spring than the return of bright colors. The pops of yellow, pink, white, and lavender are all inviting signs of warmer days ahead.
During these spring months, one of the best family trails to see these changes is the Camassia Nature Park trail in West Linn, Oregon.
Bryna R. Campbell