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Upcoming nature events in Portland

Hike series with Friends of the Columbia River Gorge Hike series with Oregon Wild (also, three OW/Outdoor Project hikes) September 1-30 | Swift Watch | Audubon Society of Portland September 5 | Howl at the Moon! Harvest Night | Audubon/Kruger’s Farm September 6 | Vulture Awareness Day | Audubon … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: to pay attention

A thought: To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work. – Mary Oliver, from “Yes! No!” in Owls and Other Fantasies: Poems and Essays (Boston: Beacon Press, 2003), p. 27

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BOOK: Children & Nature: Making Connections

George K. Russell, ed. Children & Nature: Making Connections (Great Barrington, MA: Myrin Institute, 2014), 144 pp. Publisher’s description: This collection of 12 essays has been assembled out of a concern that many young people in America have little contact … Continue reading

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

Garden learning at Blue Lake Regional Park in the Natural Discovery Garden (August 29,30,31, from 1-5pm) Hike series with Friends of the Columbia River Gorge Hike series with Oregon Wild (also, three OW/Outdoor Project hikes) Canoe paddle series with Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership Canoe or … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: a lake and a mountain

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Regional Nature Play and Education Symposium in Portland, Sept. 15

Metro, The Intertwine, and other groups have organized this symposium to go along with other events as part of filmmaker David Bond’s visit to Portland in September. His film, Project Wild Thing, about marketing nature to children in the UK, will … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: every child

A thought, made into a nice little image from Nature Rocks:

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Free Portland-area advance screening of “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” Aug. 16

Looking for something to do on Saturday, August 16? At Regal Cinema in Tigard there will be a free advance screening of the new film, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar at 11am. Tickets are free! Go to http://www.gofobo.com/rsvp and enter in the … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: my little monkeys

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Vote for my urban nature art photo!

My kids and I visited Jordan Woods Natural Area in the Cedar Mill neighborhood near Beaverton earlier today to see a new natural resource art installation, Mossuments, a series of three granite sculptures that, in the words of Seattle artist … Continue reading

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