Cooper Mountain Nature Park () in SW Beaverton is a 230-acre natural area co-managed by Metro and the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District, with diverse habitats to stroll through on 3.5 miles of trails (from conifer forest to prairie to oak woodlands). There is a Nature House there for environmental education programs and rentals. I enjoyed my walk with Afton, but besides an American Robin and a hummingbird, there was not much in the way of wildlife that gloomy morning (pics), but the pretty views make up for that.
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