A rainy stroll through Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Why let a little rain get in the way of some outdoor fun. Yesterday we joined Laura and Jasper (of Stag Beetle Power!) for a stroll around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge (), and we found plenty of wonders, and were treated to two deer finding their way over and under a fence along the trail. Enjoy the pictures!

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Closed trail:

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Possibly some frog eggs here:

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Who do you see?

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

A Downy Woodpecker:

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Poor bird:

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oregon Grape:

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Three Double-crested Cormorants:

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Canada Goose:

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Why the need for a birdbath next to a wetland?

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Caterpillar, or other insect larva?

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Brown Creeper heading up a tree:

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

American Robin:

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Trilliums:

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

At the frog pond:

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

We did not see any frogs, tadpoles, or eggs.

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Mallard:

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

More Mallards:

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Northern Flicker (there were three others in the same tree):

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Three Great Blue Herons:

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Deer #1, over:

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Deer #2, under:

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oregon Grape:

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Back at the parking lot looking over the refuge:

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Laura also blogged about this outing.

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