Jackson Bottom Wetlands

Our painting of Jackson Bottom Wetlands, by local artist, Amanda Houston...

Our painting of Jackson Bottom Wetlands, by local artist, Amanda Houston…

We loved our third “Wandering Wednesday”! We didn’t have to go very far from home to find a place we will definitely return to many times. The Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve is considered a “treasure” of our neighboring community of Hillsboro, Oregon. We certainly agree with that description after spending most of a day walking the trails, watching Osprey feed their babies, listening to Redwing Blackbirds, remarking how much Herons look like pterodactyls, and trying to catch sight of those very loud, sounds-like-a-foghorn, bullfrogs. This is a place we will enjoy over and over again, a lovely place for both exploration and education.

 

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Around our Town: Fall Drama

Fall this year has already been a dramatic one. The colors are glorious this year, but we have also had plenty of rain and wind. One big windstorm this week did a lot of damage here in town. A very old Oak tree came down in one yard and crushed the garage. Crops were lost in a matter of minutes–all the corn in a number of fields were blown down flat. We are certainly having a lot of Fall “drama” this year!