The Gnome Hunt is Back!
Blossom, Greenie and Oak hide in 3 different natural park areas each month. Discover winding trails, scenic vistas and footbridges as you search for gnomes. Check back monthly for Gnome Hunt Clues!
* Find 3 gnomes in 3 natural park areas monthly from Apr. to Oct.
* Take a photo of you, your dog or anything else by a gnome!
* Post your gnome photos on social media at #LOparksgnomes
* #LOparksgnomes photos go in a contest to win a fun gnome in Oct!
APRIL GNOME HUNT (See Map in Attachments)
Watch for Bald Eagles by the Willamette River path! The 3 gnomes may peek out from trees or native species, like Red-0sier Dogwood and Salal Berry. Maybe they'll be by tall basalt columns etched with poetry!
Location: 199 Foothills Rd.
RIVER RUN PARK
Follow winding trails by the Tualatin River. Cross the footbridge and pass by native species, Mock Orange and Pacific Ninebark, as you hunt for gnomes. Keep an eye out for Osprey and Red-tail Hawks!
Location: 19698 River Run Dr.
This natural area has sweeping views of the Stafford landscape. Follow the meadow trail past native Oregon White Oaks and cross a footbridge. Shh! Black-tail Deer and Brush Rabbits like this meadow!
Location: 18600 Shirley Dr.
Gnomes love natural areas, flora and fauna...and cooking, movies and sports! Their Bios tell all!
Get ready! The 3 gnomes challenge you to GNOME TRIVIA! (give us your best guess!)
Want to hear birds sing and animal calls? Check out "Wildlife in Lake Oswego Natural Areas", an interactive link on the Stewardship website.
What is a group of gnomes called?
How tall is a Male gnome and what does he weigh? (How about a Female gnome?)
Take a guess or two, then click on the link to find out!
Why do gnomes wear red hats?
How many children will a gnome mother have? (Hint, it never varies!)
What do you think? Click on the link and see if you're right!
How do gnomes greet one another, say farewell and goodnight? (And kiss....TMI!)
What is the normal life span of a gnome?
We're not telling! Click on the link for the answer!
Dig In and Restore the Natural Areas!
The City of Lake Oswego works with volunteer Friends Groups to help restore the habitat in over 460 acres of park natural areas. Check out these Stewardship events for ways to volunteer and help restore natural areas in our community!