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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Oaks Bottom Wildflowers

As I count down the days until the official changing of the season, it continues to feel more and more like spring. Daylight savings time went into effect last weekend, so it is now light until 7 PM - this definitely lifts the spirits more than when it feels like dusk at 4 PM! Yesterday the temperatures reached the 60s, so several times this week I've been able to go out without a jacket, including on a visit at the beginning of the week to Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge in southeast Portland. While there, I was pleased to find several different species of wildflowers, which means when I got home I got to pull the flower field guide off the shelf for the first time in 2010! Here are some photo highlights:

Stream violet (Viola glabella)


Red-flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum)


Red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa)


Tall Oregon-grape (Mahonia aquifolium)


Western trillium (Trillium ovatum)

1 comment:

ggratton said...

Beautiful pictures! Thank you.