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Lunch with the Birds! in Hillsboro, November through June

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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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BOOK REVIEW: The Truth About Nature (& giveaway at DestinationNature.net)

Last year, I wrote about a new book from Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer that offered awesome ways for kids to get excited about nature, The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book: 448 Great Things To Do In Nature Before You Grow … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: canoe paddle

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New nature play area opens at Westmoreland Park in SE Portland; celebration on Oct. 25

Portland Parks & Recreation’s first significant nature play area has just opened up at Westmoreland Park (in SE Portland near Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden and Reed College). While a grand opening celebration and Salmon Festival are slated for October 25, … Continue reading

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BOOKS: Letters of the West & Tracks Count (Little Naturalist series)

Last year, Portland publisher Craigmore Creations put out the first in their Little Naturalist series, Flowers by Number (reviewed here). They have just published two more titles in the series, one being Letters of the West: An ABC BOOK of … 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 3 | Dirksen Nature Park Spooky Stream Side Community Celebration | Tualatin Riverkeepers October 4 | Fall Colors Paddle | … Continue reading

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