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Nature-based winter break camps in the Portland area

While there are not as many opportunities for nature- or science-based camps for winter break as there are for summer, there are still some great options! Let me know if I have missed any: Audubon Society of Portland Green Schoolhouse … 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 November-June | Lunch with the Birds! | Hillsboro Parks & Recreation November 1 | Creatures of the Night | Friends of Tryon Creek November … Continue reading

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I need your “likes” on a Facebook nature photo contest!

I have a photo in this month’s photo contest from The Intertwine – the theme is “Faces of Nature.” I chose this one of Afton with some lichen at Hyland Woods Natural Area in Beaverton. The winners each month are … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: flow

I posted my photos from the October 25th Grand Opening Celebration of the the Westmoreland Park Nature Play Area & Salmon Festival here. In the Oregonian‘s online article, Patrick is in photo 4/24 of the slideshow. :)

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Monday thought of the week: what kind of greedy criminal

A thought: Of course the newt, rattled at the attention, peed on the kid who held it, and of course that led to screeching and hilarity, and of course on the way home we saw damselflies mating, which also led … Continue reading

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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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