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Outdoors with Kids in Chehalem Valley: Gettman Loop Trail

I took a study/grading break and K and I went for a little walk/hike around the Gettman Loop Trail. This one really only counts as a walk (since it’s short and doesn’t really get out in un-manicured areas for most of the time), but it was fun, especially since it’s right here in town. 473 more words


Photos by Emma, Album #1

Can you find the cricket frog above? There’s a free Quarry Farm t-shirt in it for the person who comments here at http://www.thequarryfarm.org with what kind of cricket frog it is. 62 more words

Nature Preserve

Sprig Lake in Mt. Madonna County Park

Beautiful spring day at Sprig Lake! The butterflies, snakes and raptors were all out enjoying the sun’s rays.

Bye, Swallowtail

Oh yeah…and I caught a snake :)


Compost Visitor - April 6, 2016

A garter snake was hanging around in my compost pile today.

It would hide its head and be very still when it heard me.


Quote for the Week

“I’ve always liked reptiles. I used to see the universe as a mammoth snake, and I used to see all the people and objects, landscapes, as little pictures in the facets of their scales. 17 more words


THIS WEEK AT BEAR CREEK: Bear Creek 75 Years Ago

The farm house at what is now Bear Creek Nature Park as it appeared in 1939.

Long before 107 acre Bear Creek Nature Park had official trails or a play area or decks at the marsh, it was a farm with chickens, ducks, cows, orchards and a garden. 3,460 more words

This Week At Bear Creek

Snake of the Day: Texas Garter Snake

Today’s snake in the spotlight is the Texas Garter Snake – a subspecies of the well known and approachable Garter Snake.

Texas Garter Snakes eat amphibians, earthworms, and small fish such as minnows. 103 more words

Snake Identification