A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Worth stopping for, a tempting sight

Written August 28th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

One of the advantages of riding a bike through town is that you can easily stop any time you see something interesting, or just something tempting like all these berries on the side of Albany’s Cox Creek Path.

The Cox Creek Path is the paved bike and walking trail that runs along the boundary between the cities of Albany and Millersburg. It’s short, just a few hundred yards, and runs from the parking lot at Simpson Park to Salem Avenue near Waverly Lake.

On the one side of the path there’s the right bank of Cox Creek, where the Calapooia Watershed Council did a good deal of work a few years ago to plant native shrubs and such. On the other there’s the fence of Talking Water Gardens, and that’s where, near the railroad trestle, the passerby will find this big batch of blackberries.

That’s also where the city has helpfully posted a notice to watch out for nests of yellow jackets throughout the grounds of the Water Gardens. At the berry patch, you’re competing with wasps, of course. But if you’re careful and don’t bother them, you can hope they won’t bother you. (hh)

That warning on the gate in the fence gives people notice of yellow jackets.




2 responses to “Worth stopping for, a tempting sight”

  1. Curious Citizen says:

    I like this article, a lot. Might try out the path sometime.

    I’m sure thankful the Albany and surrounding cities’ fire departments put out the ATI property fire before it spread too far yesterday. I assume the Talking Water Gardens were spared. The horrible stench reached our house and we had to close up the house and turn on the air cleaners. It didn’t smell like just a brush fire to our family.

  2. Linda LaRosseau says:

    “I don’t have an alarm clock. If someone needs to wake me up, then I have my black berry next to me.”

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Thank you, Hasso!


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