Our Big Backyard photo contest spring 2014 winner: Warren W. Aney, Tigard
"Whenever my family from California visit, I take my 11-year-old grandson, Will, on a nature outing. We’ve climbed Beacon Rock and explored Chanticleer Point, hiked and observed birds at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. On New Year’s Day, Will and I went to Cooper Mountain Nature Park, taking Will’s younger sister Sasha, 6, with us for her first outing. The two of them enjoyed the trees, bushes and birds on this foggy day, interacting with nature and each other. They both appreciated and learned from nature."