Johns River Dike Trail

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The tide is in!

We took this this trail on August 4, 2015.  It’s about 12 miles out of Aberdeen, Washington.  Its a little over 2 miles round trip, all flat and paved for the first 1/2 mile.  Its a sanctuary created by the Washington Department of Fish and Game.

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Trail Marker

It’s a stop over point for many migrating birds and has a resident herd of elk, which we read about but didn’t see.

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Geese flying over us

 

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A lone blue heron

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Blue Heron in flight

 

A few wildflowers still bloomed in the dry grass.

Willamette Valley Gumweed, Puget Sound gumplant - Grindelia Integrifolia
Willamette Valley Gumweed, Puget Sound gumplant – Grindelia Integrifolia
Willamette Valley Gumweed, Puget Sound gumplant - Grindelia Integrifolia
Willamette Valley Gumweed, Puget Sound gumplant – Grindelia Integrifolia
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Bumblebee on Thistle
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Fireweed
Common Yarrow - Achillea millefolium
Common Yarrow – Achillea millefolium

The unending supply of blackberries were in evidence.  (What a bad idea someone had in planting blackberries along waterways! They choke everything else out.)

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Not native. Invasive. Also very tasty.

A Hodge Podge of Photos we took.

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Picture of me that Bruce took
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Bruce
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Im as the end of trail. Here it heads into the forest.
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Summer Wind
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Butterfly caught by the wind and forced into the grass.

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Moss grows on most trees
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A canapé of moss

This beautiful place in Gray’s Harbor Washington provides a respite spot for animals and humans alike.