Monitoring Marked Trails

There are currently two marked trails in the Portland area:  

1. Lower Macleay Park in Forest Park

2. Founders Trail at Portland Audubon Society (for a map see attached files below)

If you are interested in regularly monitoring either of these trails, please contact Portland Budwatch at for more information. 

Lower Macleay Phenology Trail - Winter

  Photograph taken by Kerissa Fuccillo

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Current Plants we are Monitoring:


Latin Name Common Name
Oelmeria cerasiformis Indian plum
Alnus rubra Red alder
Trillium ovatum Trillium
Vaccinium parviflorum Red huckleberry
Acer circinatum Vine Maple
Corylus cornuta Hazelnut
Smilicina racemosa False Soloman's Seal 
Tellima grandflora Fringe cup
Hydrophyllum tenuipes Pacific waterleaf 
Acer macrophyllum Big leaf maple 


Latin Name Common Name
Tolmia menziesii Piggy-back plant
Disporum hookeri Hooker's fairybells
Rubus parviflorus Thimbleberry
Rubus spectabilis Salmonberry
Rubus ursinus Native blackberry
Symphorocarpus albus Snowberry
Viola glabella Stream violet
Vancouveria hexandra Inside-out-flower
Achlys triphylla Vanilla leaf
Tiarella trifoliata Foamflower



Suggestions for Ornamentals and Other Common Natives to Monitor:


Latin Name Common Name
Forsythia spp. Forsythia
Syringra vulgaris Common lilac
Prunus virginiana Chokecherry
Archillea millefolium Common yarrow
Taraxacum officinale Common dandelion
Fragaria virginiana Virginia strawberry
Rhododendron spp. Rhododendron
Cornus sericea Redosier dogwood