Fitton Green Natural Area

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

From downtown Corvallis, follow NW Harrison Blvd west to the intersection with SW 53rd Street. Continue west on NW Oak Creek Drive for 1.9 miles, and then fork left onto NW Cardwell Drive for 0.6 mile. Turn left onto NW Chinook Drive for 0.5 mile, and then right onto NW Chaparral Drive for another 0.5 mile. Continue straight onto NW Panorama Drive for 0.7 mile where it dead ends at the parking lot.

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Habitat and Birds

Fitton Green Natural area is a 306-acre park jointly managed by the Greenbelt Natural Trust and the Benton County Natural Areas and Parks division. It is set in the Coast Range foothills, and includes varied habitats from Douglas Fir forest, riparian areas, oak woodlands and savannas, remnants of old forest, and large areas of upland prairie. There are a number of trails available from which to explore the area.

Birds of the forest heard and seen year round include Black-capped and Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Pacific Wren, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, and Spotted Towhee. The forests are also home for six species of woodpecker, including Acorn, and Pileated Woodpecker. In the spring, expect Orange-crowned, Black-throated Gray, Hermit, and Wilson’s Warbler, along with Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Lazuli Bunting. Chipping and White-crowned Sparrows may be found in the grasslands through the summer. Early in the year, Northern Pygmy, Barred, and Northern Saw-whet Owls may be heard.

Fitton Green Natural Area Trail Map (From Benton County)

Fitton Green Access Trail (From TheRightTrail.org, with links to other trail guides for Fitton Green)

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