It’s been fairly quiet here at Exploring Portland’s Natural Areas over the last few months. Given our new addition (Afton is three months old today!), a road trip to California in October, and my working a new job (as well as my wife finishing maternity leave and going back to work), it has been difficult to find time to blog and share about our outings in nature. I still have posts to put up about exploring during the summer with Patrick, and I have yet to put up any posts showing autumn as it came to Portland this year. I even lapsed on my regular thoughts and photos of the week! Bugger.
I plan to start remedying this soon. Also, some fun things to share. A new aquarium opens in Portland (Milwaukie) in December. So many people are excited for this, and the aquarium has been having a lot of support and promotions through their Facebook page, giving away season passes and other goodies. That said, we won a birthday party at the aquarium, so Patrick will be spending his 7th birthday with the fishes! Also, we had entered a video into the Friends of Tryon Creek’s video contest, and we won! A cool prize package, but more fun than that is getting recognized for our love of local nature. Read more about that here.
Here are some pictures to share: