Forest Grove, OR
Fernhill Wetlands is located near the confluence of Gales Creek and the Tualatin River. This peaceful site, located just minutes from downtown Forest Grove, attracts wildlife including herons, hawks, eagles and beavers. This is an ideal place to spot migratory birds and waterfowl. There are short trails and viewing stands that make it easy to view the myriad wildlife. Waterfowl populations are daily in the thousands from November through March. Shorebirds occur (at least 17 species recorded thus far) in numbers frequently exceeding 100 birds in spring, fall, and sometimes in winter.
Wetlands has new Friends
Fernhill Wetlands Birds & Brew Festival
|When: Oct 12, 2013 from 08:00 am to 12:00 pm|
Fernhill Wetlands is in the midst of a massive makeover and the changes are spectacular. Fernhill's second annual Birds & Brew festivities will feature tours on the hour, one of which will be led by Portland Audubon's urban naturalist, Mike Houck. Friends of Fernhill Wetlands, Fernhill Wetlands Council and Clean Water Services staff will be on hand all morning.
Enjoy a special morning that promises to be both educational and fun for kids of all ages. Start your day with a cup of specially-blended, private label joe from BJ’s Coffee Company and breakfast snacks from Maggie’s Buns, two local businesswomen who are donating proceeds from their sales to the Friends of Fernhill Wetlands. You'll also have a chance to add to your art collection with photographs by tour leader Scott Carpenter and works by other wildlife artists.
8 a.m. | Head out on a walk led by renowned birding guide and author John Rakestraw.
9 a.m. | Join lens-master Scott Carpenter for a tour focused on the art of wildlife photography.
10 a.m. | It’s a “kids first” tour led by celebrated urban naturalist and legendary spotting-scope adjuster Mike Houck, though adults are welcome too.
11 a.m. | Please join Clean Water Services deputy general manager Diane Taniguchi-Dennis to learn from a visionary about the processes both ongoing and upcoming that will transform Fernhill into a world-class demonstration of the intersection of wastewater treatment and healthy wetlands and waterways.
Fernhill Wetlands, 1399 SW Fernhill Rd., Forest Grove, OR 97116
Fernhill Wetlands Council meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday at 5:00 pm in the Community Auditorium Conference Room, 1915 Main Street, Forest Grove.