Nature Notes

Thanks to Nearby Nature’s Park Host for sharing Alton Baker Park and our Learnscape virtually with everyone who can’t be there personally this spring.

April 6: Our year around friend the Great Blue Heron patiently watching for lunch.


April 3: New buds in Nearby Nature’s Learnscape


March 31: The Kalapuya Talking Stones remain steadfast in rain and sun, winter and spring.
March 30: Fruit trees in Alton Baker Park are blooming! “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” — Anais Nin
March 26: Blue sky day next to the Willamette River.
March 25: Trillium blooming in the park — a true sign that spring has sprung.
March 23: Calendula blooms in the Learnscape. Sunshine on a cloudy day.


March 21: Hummingbirds regularly visit the red-flowering currant growing in the Learnscape. We see them as well as hear them whirring through the garden.
March 20: Smilacina (False Solomon’s Seal) is getting ready to bloom the Wildflower Hollow. Soon the area will be awash in the glorious fragrance of this wildflower.