Monthly Archives: January 2016
Check out the before and after shots of South Falls when the tree originally fell in December. Can you see the near side tree getting a “hair cut” by its creek side neighbor?!
The Statesman Journal also captured some shots of the action: South Falls Tree Removal
…and the trail below South Falls is now open!
As you can see our resident beavers have been doing what they do best – creating wetlands. As seen from the Nature Trail around the campground, our beavers have been making dams, gnawing young trees, and even trying their hand – er, paw – at being lumberjacks by taking down some larger red alder trees.
Beavers are one of the few mammals that alter their habitat to suit their needs. (Mammals of Washington and Oregon, Lone Pine Publishing)
You can even see a beaver dam from space! WEBLINK
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this Discover Silver Falls Blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
44 visitors joined Ranger Steve Hernandez on a hike under South & Lower South Falls enjoying our fascinating natural history along the way. We hope to see you all next year so you can join in on the fun and collect your [or another!] First Day Hike Pin!
Salem’s Statesman Journal also attended the hike and posted more great pictures: