Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

On Friday during spring break, Patrick’s friend Kaleb joined us at a Portland Parks & Recreation Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area (), in our neighborhood, with environmental educator “Balsam” (pictures).

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

Taling about trilliums:

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

Slug:

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

Looking under logs and decaying wood is always fun!

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

Sticky plant:

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

An Ensatina salamander:

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

An even younger Ensatina:

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

A magnifying glass comes in handy:

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

Our first banana slug of the season!

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

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5 Responses to Ladybug Nature Walk at Maricara Natural Area

  1. kboehnlein says:

    It’s great to see this post! I work for Portland Parks and Recreation in the same office and often lead ladybug walks as well. They’re a great outlet for Portland-area families to explore nature and learn about new natural areas in our rich urban ecosystem!

  2. bigkosydar says:

    love the blog. i hope one day mine can be as well put together as yours.

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