A FEW WEEKEND PHOTOS
This is the pathway at Smith and Bybee Lakes Park in Portland, OR. The park includes over 2,000 acres of wetland the city set aside from development:
Mrs. Snave and I were there on Saturday with one of our daughters for a birdwatching field trip put on by the local Audubon Society and a birding store. Some of the birds we saw included Brown Creeper, Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, and a thrush... the group couldn't decide if it was a Hermit Thrush or a Swainson's Thrush.
This is one of the lakes. It wasn't far from here that my daughter made the "spot" of the day: two river otters eating a 2-3 foot long carp.
We will go back and see this place again in summer. We had wanted to take a look inside Timberline Lodge (where "The Shining" was filmed), but there were too many skiers, too many cars, it looked like a parking permit was needed, etc.