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BOOK: Children & Other Wild Animals

Recently published from the OSU Press: Brian Doyle, Children & Other Wild Animals (Corvallis: Oregon State UuniversityPress, 2014), 176 pp Publisher’s Description In Children & Other Wild Animals, bestselling novelist Brian Doyle (Mink River, The Plover) describes encounters with astounding … Continue reading

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BOOK: Field Guide to Oregon Rivers

Recently published from the OSU Press: Tim Palmer, Field Guide to Oregon Rivers (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2014), 320 pp Publisher’s Description Despite Oregon’s watery reputation, the state has lacked a field guide for its many celebrated rivers and … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Fall nature book titles from Dawn Publications look at prairies and seed dispersal

I’ve reviewed books from Dawn Publications (Facebook/Twitter/blog) before (see here). They publish some of the best nature books for kids in my opinion. Their two new titles for Fall are equally as informative, creative, and appealing as previous titles. In The Prairie … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: salmon homecoming

Note: this photo was taken by my wife

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Lunch with the Birds! in Hillsboro, November through June

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Monday thought of the week: a direct connection to the other world outside

A thought: I always think that we are animals and we shouldn’t be inside these boxes all day and all night long. And then to walk outside and only walk on sidewalks and never touch the earth or think about that you’re on … Continue reading

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

Hike series with Friends of the Columbia River Gorge Hike series with Oregon Wild Fall nature classes at Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve October 18 | Park After Dark: Sounds of the Night | Tualatin Hills Nature Park October 18 | Salmon Homecoming | Oxbow Regional Park … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: sand and water play

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These Parks Depend On You and Me – Yes on 26-159

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Monday thought of the week: set the children free

A thought: Set the children free. Let them have fair play. Let them run out when it is raining, take off their shoes when they find pools of water, and when the grass of the meadows is damp with dew, … Continue reading

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