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- My review of Outdoor Adventure in Metro Parent
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- Urban Nature Partners PDX’s Fundly campaign needs you!
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- Regional Trails Fair, July 30
- Monday thought of the week: we don’t really need the science
- Photo of the week: on the trail together
- Upcoming nature events in Portland
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I love nature books. We have lots of them in our house, and we check them out often from our library. And while there are many, many titles to choose from, sometimes one comes along that is in itself a … Continue reading
Dawn Publications (Facebook/Twitter/blog) has three new children’s nature books for the Spring season that are geared toward kids ages 4-10, and I am happy to share a little about each one with you. Like I have mentioned before, this publisher produces … Continue reading
If you are interested in having me review a book or other media that concerns either Pacific Northwest natural history or the children and nature movement (including general nature books for kids), please contact me at: michaeldavidbarton AT gmail DOT … Continue reading
Shrubs to Know in Pacific Northwest Forests, by Edward C. Jensen (Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Extension Service, 2013), 148 pp. Earlier this year I posted about a well-respected field guide, Tree to Know in Oregon. The author has just … Continue reading
Dawn Publications (Facebook/Twitter/blog) has three new children’s nature books out for ages 3-8, and I am delighted to not only have copies for my children, but to share with you how awesome they are. This publisher does wonderfully how books … Continue reading
Lyanda Lynn Haupt, The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild (New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013), 352 pp. Getting to know the neighbors When you live in an urban environment, there are many things to deal with: pollution, … Continue reading
I love Charley Harper‘s (1922-2007) artwork, and Zoe Burke has added text to create these beautiful little books. I recently reviewed the first one for the Portland Book Review, Charley Harper’s What’s in the Woods? A Nature Discovery Book. It … Continue reading
There’s a new bird book in town: Sarah Swanson and Max Smith, Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest: 85 Unforgettable Species, Their Fascinating Lives, and How to Find Them (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2013), 244 pp. I first learned of … Continue reading
Trees to Know in Oregon, by Edward C. Jensen (Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Extension Service, 2010), 152 pp. Do you want to get to know the different species of trees in Oregon? The Extension Service at Oregon State University … Continue reading
The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids: 101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty, and Having Fun, by Whitney Cohen & John Fisher (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2012), 256 pp. The closest place to get a child exploring in nature … Continue reading