Category Archives: Wildlife at the Refuge

This is the gateway to see posts about the birds and other animals that frequent the Twalatin River National Wildlife Refuge.


Words cannot express how proud I am to be a resident of Beaverton, Oregon.

As the disgusting news of events in Charlottesville, VA, streamed in last Saturday, my spirits dropped lower and lower. I kept asking myself: What’s happened to the America I grew up in, the America I was proud of?

Fortunately, my wife, Marilynn, and I had plans to attend the Beaverton Friday Night Market that same evening. This is an event designed to celebrate the growing diversity and many cultures of the populace of this growing region.

The minute we arrived my spirits began to rebound. The video below is a string of pictures and little video clips grabbed during our time at the event.  They’re a small piece of what was going on there. My favorites are images of all the kids interacting joyfully.

This is the way to deal with diversity.

Beaverton Night Market 2017 from David Collin on Vimeo.