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.
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