Portland Nature

Taking a walk through Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

 

The Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge is about one-half mile from my house. At any given time one might see egrets and blue herons, ducks, geese, and maybe the urban coyotes who have found refuge here in between nocturnal prowls eating cats, rats, coons, trash, ducks, and other critters. Here are a couple of scenes from my walk last Sunday. Lovely place. (Click on each photograph to see a larger picture on a separate picture page.)

Sellwood Park, that one with enormous Douglas firs

I live a short walk from beautiful Sellwood Park. It has a grove of Douglas firs that stand like large creatures, towering over picnic tables, a mowed law, and a concession stand that is slowly going ot seed. It’s a real nice place, right above the Willamette River. I cannot wait to go swimming here at the pool here, outdoors, on a hot day. In fact I dream of doing laps in an outdoor pool.

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