Family Nature Explorers at Mount Talbert Nature Park

In mid-April Patrick and I joined a large group of nature-loving families to explore at Mount Talbert Nature Park () in North Clackamas County. This was the first in Metro‘s new series of outings called Family Nature Explorers. They are intended to “brings kids and adults together for open-ended nature exploration in Metro natural areas. Families meet other families with the same interests in nature and the outdoors. Kids meet other kids who love to touch, smell and study all things natural. Led by Metro naturalists and volunteers, each adventure explores a special theme – but trip leaders seize the moment when nature presents any unexpected learning opportunity.” There are FNEs scheduled for June 30, July 7, and July 21. You’ll need to call Metro at 503-797-1650 (option 2) to see if any spots are still available. The cost is $11 per family, see the links for more details.

As you will see from the pictures, there were many critters caught by little hands.

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Here’s the group following naturalist James Davis up the trail:

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Poison Oak:

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Davis pretending to be a fungus sending its underground system through this boy’s hair (soil):

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

Family Nature Explorers at Mt. Talbert Nature Park

This entry was posted in metro, mount talbert. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s