In Your Back Yard

If you live in the Vancouver, Wa. or surrounding areas, such a Camas, Washougal, Battleground, Orchards, or even Portland, Oregon, you know how lucky we are to live among the most beautiful areas in the whole united sates. Within a few hours drive we can be at the coast or up to the mountains. We are surrounding by beautiful forest, lakes and rivers. We are never at a standstill for something to do. Our culture is alive with music, restaurants, shopping, art, festivals, and sports. I hope to bring you some new and interesting things happening in your own back yard.

 

 

I’M FOR THE BIRDS

Yes I love the birds.  I love feeding and watching them. I like birding because you don’t half to leave your back yard to do it. I get excited every time  I see a new bird I have not seen before. I have a bird identifying book for my area, and It really helps me learn about the birds that come to my feeders.  It all started several years ago when my Hubby ( Papa Poppins) bought me a cute bird feeder.  Within days I had birds feeding at the feeder and I was hooked. Now wherever I go, I’m on the lookout for birds.  Along with feeding and identifying the different birds I see, I try to photograph them.  It’s not always easy, but I do love it.

I hope you take a look at my birding page.  I will building this page to include my bird pictures and fun birding ideas for the whole family.

Thrush

Thrush

Click here to go to I’m for the Birds Page

 

Your Destination= LACAMAS PARK IN CAMAS, WASHINGTON

Located In Camas, Washington at Everett St. and Lake Rd.

Lacamas Park is a 311-acre park that is owned and operated by Clark Country. The park offers many attractions and has access to Round Lake, which is a popular fishing spot. The park has picnic shelters, off street parking, playground structures, restrooms and miles of hiking trails.  The trails are partially paved and unpaved.  The trails lead to some spectacular views with waterfalls and bridges that cross the Lacamas creek at the lower falls.  You can also drive to Lacamas Creek Park trailhead and hike up to the lower falls.

 

Lacamas Lake

Lacamas Lake

 

Click here to see more pictures and information on Lacamas Lake

 

Your destination = The Cedar Creek Grist Mill

This is one of my favorite places. I just Love all the beauty surrounding the mill. It just take’s my breath away. We went in the fall when all the leaves were changes, so it was an added bonus. The mill itself is very interesting, but not a whole lot to see inside the mill. It is a working mill and the history alone is very interesting. It is well worth your time to walk around the mill and up to the picnic area. When you approach the mill, they have a covered bridge you drive through. You will find that the stream runs right along side the mill, and when we visited we saw many salmon.

 

 

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Your Destination= Ridgefield National Wildlife

Located in Ridgefield Washington
The Ridgefield National Wildlife refuge has over 5,000 acres of habitat for birds that migrate through the region. It is an ideal resting and feeding place for a variety of species. But you can also see a variety of other wildlife also that live on the refuge. The refuge hosts some 165,000 visitors annually and has some pretty cool wildlife viewing; so don’t forget to bring your binoculars.

 

Heron at Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge

Heron at Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge

 

Thistle with seeds at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

Thistle with seeds at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

 

For more information on Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Click Here

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