Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Any guesses?

Several weeks back I took myself on a fine little nature walk at a park very near an interstate highway (that's one clue). 








There were big-leaf maple trees.
















With honkin' big leaves.


But this photo has the real clue:


Yup, oak leaves. It's estimated that the oak savanna habitat that once covered 500,000 acres in the Willamette Valley of Oregon has been reduced to about 1% of its original range. But there are several pockets where you can see this habitat preserved. Any local folks have guesses as to which one I was at? Here's your last hint, and it's a big one, if you've visited the same place:


Any guesses???



19 comments:

  1. Rats. I was going for Mt. Talbert, but I didn't see a squirrel. And that one looks like he'd stay put.

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  2.  those shoes are entirely too clean for anyplace I know.

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  3. Ha! Yes, impressive how clean I keep them, huh? (Okay, they're new.)

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  4. Well, my first thought was...dang! how does she keep her shoes so clean?
    But...back to business. 
    At first I guessed you were trolling through the 16 bars and pubs in Oregon City (it's near the interstate, but if you were tromping through bars, I don't think your shoes would be so tidy...)
    Second guess...you're at Oaks Park (oak leaves?) And I did not know that about the oak savanna. Interesting.
    Third guess...um...Squirrel Park?
    I don't know.  I volunteer to go downtown and look for you (or the squirrel).
    (Love this post!)

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  5. Oooo - were you at Squirrel Heights?

    If it was Oaks Park you would have been ankle deep in goose poop, wouldn't you?

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  6. Nice guesses, but my very clean new boots and I were not at those places. Tho I have tromped around Oaks Bottom, across from Oaks Park...

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  7. Not Squirrel Heights, which google tells me is a garden store. But this site is near a big shopping center.

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  8. Elijah Bristow State Park??
    Nob Hill Nature park??
    Fort Vancouver???
    Oak Tree park in Oregon City???

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  9. Tualatin Hill Nature park?

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  10. william finley wildlife refuge??

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  11. Nope, nope, nope, nopety-nope!

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  12. Wow, Rose! So many good guesses--but all of them wrong! So many places I've never visited, too!

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  13. Ding, ding, ding! Murr is our winner! The squirrel is very near the parking area--wonder if they added it since you've been there? It's pretty hard to miss...

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  14. white oak savannah in west linn???

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  15. Mount Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene, Oregon.

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  16. Guess where the Park's at.
    She gives clues and posts pictures.
    Pat makes me crazy.

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  17. Well, if you need a partner while going to visit any of them, ask me--I may be free and I love hikes!

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