And I have a giveaway here, too. To enter for a chance to win a prize package from the National Park Trust, please comment on this post telling me about a memorable national park experience, either from your childhood or now with your own child/ren. The prize package consists of a “Buddy Bison” mascot stuffed animal, 2 National Geographic Books (National Geographic Secrets of the National Parks and National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.), a CamelBak BPA- and BPS-free reusable bottle, a T-shirt, and a NPT Park Activity Guide (a $75 value). From the entries I will randomly pick a winner. The contest will be open until Saturday, May 16, midnight PST. If you would like to enter without commenting on the blog, you can send me an email at darwinsbulldog AT gmail DOT com. Good luck!
If you’re in the Portland area, you can find a park to visit using the map tool from The Intertwine. There are also a few events going on at some local parks and natural areas: Grand Opening Celebration at Kʰunamokwst Park; Audubon Story Time: Birdsongs at the Audubon Society of Portland; Cully Critter Cruise with the Columbia Slough Watershed Council; Children’s Nature Fair at the Leach Botanical Garden; and Tualatin River Bird Festival at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge.
And just for fun, here are some photos from our trip to Crater Lake National Park last summer: