- All writings and photographs on this site are, unless otherwise noted, © Michael D. Barton.
- My review of Outdoor Adventure in Metro Parent
- Wednesday photo of the week: falls hike
- Urban Nature Partners PDX’s Fundly campaign needs you!
- BOOK: Trees & Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest
- Regional Trails Fair, July 30
- Monday thought of the week: we don’t really need the science
- Photo of the week: on the trail together
- Upcoming nature events in Portland
- Monday thought of the week: a surprising thing
- Wednesday photo of the week: pond looker
Author Archives: darwinsbulldog
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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