Stepping out from the Visitor Center into the Oregon Garden
After endless rain all week I awoke to a bright blue sky and sunshine on Monday morning.
I decided to enjoy this beautiful day at the Oregon Garden.
This Amazing Water Garden was created by recycling treated wastewater.
It is home to this alligator and a variety of wildlife.
I was surprised to see the normally very shy green heron out in the open.
He slowly walked along the path while keeping an eye out for a snack swimming by.
The heron then flew past the oyster shell serpent and landed atop the waterfall.
There were lots of Pitcher Plants growing in these ponds.
Isn’t he just gorgeous?
I still can’t believe for how long this guy stuck around!
When some noisy people approached the heron turned around and took off …
… and I checked out this giant bird feeder and dragonfly bench with a view.
To be continued …
The Oregon Garden is an 80 acre (32 hectare) botanical garden in Silverton, Oregon. The acreage is divided into over 20 specialty gardens, including the Amazing Water Garden. This garden uses the reclaimed wastewater of the City of Silverton. The use of the treated waste water supplies the entire Oregon Garden with plenty of water to keep everything irrigated without ever having to turn on the faucet.