You have landed northeast of Mt. Hood National Forest, where elevation drops and the landscape goes from sturdy evergreen forests towards the rolling golden hills that make up the Columbia River Plateau ecoregion.
As we enter this new landscape, we have an opportunity to learn what types of different wildlife live here. Looking for animal tracks is a great way to do this.
Watch this video of SOLVE naturalist, Dan Daly, as he examines tracks at Chinook Landing Marine Park in Fairview, Oregon.
Then, go into your yard and see if you can find some of your own. You can also look for potential burrows, nests, or signs of foraging. Take photos and use this website to see if you can identify what you found.