Thanks to voter investments, Metro has been able to protect and restore some of the most special natural places across greater Portland.
Those places attract not only people, but also native birds, fish and wildlife.
Please enjoy some of our favorite wildlife photos taken by staff and park visitors at Metro destinations in 2017.
And if you have a favorite nature photo (with wildlife or otherwise) taken in greater Portland, be sure to enter it into Our Big Backyard quarterly photo contest. Win an annual Metro parks pass, an overnight camping trip at Oxbow Regional Park, a tennis court session, or a round of golf for four people including cart at Glendoveer Golf and Tennis Center. Please include a 50-word caption. Send your picture and description by Feb. 15, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get outside and explore
Here's to seeing even more wildlife at Metro destinations in 2018! Thanks, voters, for making these magical moments possible.