Guess we’re official now…
We’ve really been enjoying our time here at Beverly Beach. The weather has been quite Coastal Oregonian and that’s o.k. All of the moisture adds not only to the natural character of the place but to our overall experience.
Even when it isn’t raining the trees still drip.
We took another walk on the Spencer Creek Trail the other day and saw a bunch of things we didn’t see the first time.
The most exciting part of the hike was not seeing Newts again, although that was pretty exciting. It was, in fact, seeing all of the slugs that we did. We should clarify that while this was exciting for us, it is not so exciting for the State of Oregon. We have been told that the slugs we are seeing are of the invasive variety. Given our stance against the salting of innocent slugs, for their own safety, we will not reveal their names or their individual locations.
No, not a slug. We’ll get to them. First, boy was it fun to try to take a picture of this little guy as he swung at the mercy of the wind. Have you ever been looking so intently at something on the screen of your camera while you take a picture and then suddenly it rushes at the camera but you think it’s really rushing at your face? Yes, Nicole screamed.
O.K. Bring on the slugs.
They are all over the park and are a result of old time logging operations. Old stumps as they decompose become Nurse Stumps to new growth – typically Western Hemlock and Sitka Spruce. As the nurse stump continues to decompose it leaves the roots of the newer tree exposed.
Well, our time here at Beverly Beach State Park on the beautiful Oregon coast is winding down. Only three more volunteer days and we’re off to somewhere new.