Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

The third outing of Portland’s Muddy Boots Family Nature Club (and Patrick and my second time) was a joint potluck/walk at Mount Talbert Nature Park in Clackamas on April 23rd, in honor of Earth Day (April 22nd). There were not many families in attendance, most likely due to Easter falling on the same weekend. A few curious kids and participatory parents are all you need to have a good time outside. Yummy homemade macaroni and cheese, making pine cone bird feeders that some ants loved all too much, and a scavenger hunt on the trail made for a great afternoon. The beautiful weather helped, too. We saw a turkey vulture, heard a hawk screech, saw several banana slugs, and found some owl pellets (which excited Patrick tremendously!). Enjoy the pictures, the first being a new logo for Muddy Boots, which Portland biologist Ivan Phillipsen of the blog Wild Pacific Northwest was kind enough to turn his artistic abilities toward.

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

Angela and Patrick making a pine cone bird feeder

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

Getting ready to make a rice krispies treat bird nest

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

On the trail

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

Patrick pointing out a deer track

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

Deer track

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

Banana slug

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

Afternoon light

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

Trillium

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

Rocky trail

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

Through a meadow area

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

Rock pose

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

Trail

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

Orchid

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

Follow the leader

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

Another neat flower

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

Patrick checking out an owl pellet with Angela

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

What did he eat?

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

Father/son

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

Oregon Grape

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

Found and took home this beetle, which stank horribly

Muddy Boots Family Nature Club at Mount Talbert Nature Park

Trail treasures

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