Find yourself on The Intertwine today
Every year, one of Portland’s most spectacular natural events begins: Thousands of Vaux’s swifts gather in the city and swirl into their migratory home in the chimney at Chapman Elementary.
The refuge, located 15 miles south of Portland, is home to a variety of habitats including remnant and restored communities along the river, forested wetlands, riparian forests, oak and pine meadows and grasslands, and deciduous/coniferous forests. In the early 1990s, local citizens proposed the preservation of open space along the bottomlands of the Tualatin River.
Few places in the Northwest can claim as many historic and scenic attractions in such close proximity as Vancouver's Discovery Historic Loop. This 2.3-mile trail winds through Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Officers Row, and downtown Vancouver, connecting to the Columbia River waterfront by Columbia Street on the west end and the Vancouver Land Bridge on the east. The walk can be completed in an hour, but more time is needed to do it justice.
Join us in celebrating more than a quarter century since the Great Blue Heron was adopted as Portland’s official city bird during the twenty-sixth Annual Great Blue Heron Week, Wednesday, May 30th through Sunday June 9th, 2013.
Come along on a journey up the Balch Creek Canyon from Lower Macleay Park to the Audubon Society Wildlife Sanctuary.