The path through the wet meadows uses boardwalks to get you from rock to rock.
|Bumblebee on Camas lily (Camassia quamash)|
|Camas lily with a Pacific Madrone backdrop|
The rocks give the meadow a very Zen look and feel.
I think the yellow flowers above are Swamp Buttercup (Ranunculus orthorhynchus). The pink flowers below are Rosy plectritis (Plectritis congesta). Both colors really set off the Camas.
There are a few white Camas sprinkled around, like the one pictured above.
|Camas reflected in a puddle|
No shortage of wildlife in the park. Woodpeckers have done a number on the dead tree above, and it looks like something has been munching on the plants below.
Maybe the deer that left these tracks in the mud.
|Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)|
|Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) on Oregon Grape|
|Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)|
There is an Osprey nest atop a cell tower at the edge of the park. Great viewing opportunity. I saw a skirmish between three Osprey while I was there, but I'll show those pictures in a later post. For now, just a pic of one Osprey doing a fly-over.
|Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)|
One of the highlights of the trail is a great view of Mt. Hood.
OK. I know that was a ton of pictures, but it's such a great place to visit and photograph. I hope you can find your trail to Camassia Natural Area soon!