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My review of Outdoor Adventure in Metro Parent

In April I posted a review of the Portland Children Museum’s Outdoor Adventure. Since then I have written another review for Metro Parent magazine, and it’s now out in their August issue. You can read it online at the magazine’s … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: falls hike

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Urban Nature Partners PDX’s Fundly campaign needs you!

Urban Nature Partners PDX, a new non-profit in Portland that seeks to connect underserved youth to nature is currently running a Fundly campaign to raise funds. Visit their website to learn more and you can donate here.

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BOOK: Trees & Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest

Portland publisher Timber Press has field guides to Pacific Northwest wildflowers, wildlife, mushrooms, and insects, as well as the wonderful Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest. Now they have just published a new book covering trees and shrubs: Mark Turner and … Continue reading

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Regional Trails Fair, July 30

Metro will host their annual Regional Trails Fair next week, on Wednesday, July 30: Want to learn about trail projects, plans, grants and initiatives? Attend the fourth annual regional trails fair. Visit booths hosted by dozens of organizations and share … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: we don’t really need the science

A thought: There are stacks of studies demonstrating a link between access to quality green spaces and improved concentration and behaviour, better health and increased environmental awareness. And yet, we don’t really need the science – do we? We know … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: on the trail together

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

Nature-themed summer programs with Multnomah County Library: All About Bugs with The Bug Chicks, Deep Woods Naturalist with Red Yarn, Flying Squirrel Superheroes with Tryon Creek, and Worm Composting with the Oregon Zoo Garden learning at Blue Lake Regional Park in the Natural Discovery Garden (July 18,19,20 and August … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: a surprising thing

A thought: Somehow, we’ve arrived at a moment when a kid playing by himself, Internet-free and helicopter-parentless, is a surprising thing. Huck Finn may be deep in the American DNA, but he’s disappeared from the summer landscape, replaced by the … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: pond looker

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