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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cormorants at Thornton Creek Park Six

Cormorants Taking up a Post at Thornton Creek Park Six this week.

Cormorant visits Beaver Pond at Park Six
photo credit - Ruth Williams
Just a few blocks away from Northgate is an amazing wildlife habitat. It is Thornton Creek Park #6, located at the intersection of 8th NE and NE 105th.
Beavers have converted this site into an incredibly effective wetland/drainage retention pond. And it has also become a remarkable wildlife refuge. Many species besides beavers utilize the site including, racoons, fish and dozens of birds large and small. Heron, wooducks, merganzers and many others are often sighted. Beyond the wildlife habitat , the beaver ponds provide valuable other
benefits for downstream flood prevention and water quality.

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