Below are some photos from our 39th annual Mother’s Day Birding and Wildflower Festival. Due to cold, rainy weather, crowds were small, but everyone seemed to enjoy the activities offered.
We recently hosted our first Owl Prowl for the season at the Old Ranch. We had a very enthusiastic group of 27 (mostly first time) owlers. We had perfect weather and were rewarded by hearing a pair of Barred Owls who responded when we called them. They were very vocal – and barred owls have a very unique call! Click here to hear the sound of a pair of barred owls “caterwauling” – one of the calls they make when communicating with each other.
We are hosting a second owl prowl on Saturday, March 25th. As March 2, all spots have been filled, but we can add you to the waiting list in case somebody cancels.
Silver Falls is closed this weekend.
The ground under our waterfalls is from Washington.
Cars went over South Falls.
1- Fooling. 2 – No Fooling. and 3 – No Fooling.
Our hikers didn’t believe our unfortunate online miscommunication that recently found it’s way to the web (yes, our day-use areas are open 7 days a week 8am – 9pm) but were surprised to discover that lava flows from eastern WA and OR brought our basalt rock layers we see today underneath our waterfalls. And yes, cars were pushed over South Falls in 1928!
Happy April Fools Day from Silver Falls!
As our wildflowers begin to bloom, stop by the South Falls Lodge and see what colorful residents you might find while on the trails. Park Interpreter, Matt Palmquist, created this awesome poster to help you learn our wildflowers while relaxing in the Lodge’s Main Hall with your warm drinks.