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July 16, 2009 in Washington Voices
The Spokesman-Review photo

Wildflowers are abundant from spring to mid-July at the Dishman Hills Natural Area.

J. BART RAYNIAK photo

A man jogs through the Dishman Hills Natural Area. Beginning in 1966, land was purchased and donated to protect the Dishman Hills from urban sprawl and development. A gently rolling trail system passes outcroppings of 1.5 million-year-old layered rocks, ponds, grasslands, shrublands and forests.