Category Archives: fall/autumn


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 … Continue reading

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Tryon Creek State Park in the fall

We had Afton in the middle of August, and Patrick went back to school not too long after. Therefore, I’ll be going for lots of walks with just Afton. I’m looking forward to seeing how she responds to time spent … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: fall-en into leaves

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Kruger’s Farm, Sauvie Island

My wife took Patrick to a birthday party at Kruger’s Farm on Sauvie Island on October 8th (pics). While cake was to be had, so were candied apples and the chance to pick out a pumpkin for Halloween. While searching … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: Mustache of fall colors

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A soggy stroll at Tualatin Hills Nature Park

After an early afternoon at OMSI and the later afternoon at a birthday party for one of Patrick’s fellow preschoolers, we decided to go for a short walk at Tualatin Hills Nature Park before heading home. Since it was raining … Continue reading

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Changes of the season

Leaves are changing color and falling (why? read Green to Red: Fall Foliage in the Pacific Northwest from the blog Wild Pacific NW). This year Patrick seems to have a grasp on how trees change through the seasons. He made … Continue reading

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