“Walktober” Hike

As part of Portland State’s orientation week the Environmental Club hosted a Portland Adventure Hike. The group started at the Green Space and hiked up through Washington Park, Pittock Mansion, Audubon Society of Portland and into the depths of Forest Park. On the 11 mile journey the group had ample time to get to know each other and talk about the local habitat.

Don’t fret about missing out on this amazing adventure, just mark your calendars for Sunday, October 23rd. The Environmental Club will be hosting a “Walktober” hike from 10 am to 3 pm, meeting at the Green Space, SMSU 28.

Kevin McWhirter talks about one of the three reservoirs that holds Portland’s drinking water, located in Washington Park.

Studying a map of Forest Park.

Forest Park is one of the largest urban forest reserves, spanning more than 8 miles.

Kevin McWhirter talks about Lichens, an important part of soil nutrient cycles. They fix nitrogen which is added to the soil as they decay, helping to promote the growth of young and old plants.

Finnigan, a rescue Peregrine Falcon at the Audubon Society. Born with a defected foot he can only survive domestically.

(Left to right) Sara Harrington, Abby Noon and Kenzie Eiden.