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Monthly Archives: December 2010
Since I was off today, we decided to drive out to the coast to attempt to see some of the gray whales that are migrating south to Baja, as I mentioned here. Ecola State Park, on the northside of Cannon … Continue reading
I’m not sure yet if I am working Sunday, but if I am not, Patrick and I will surely help out with the 2010 Christmas Bird Count for the Audubon Society of Portland ( ). This is where local birders … Continue reading
A thought: By asking these questions [about an oak tree] we point ourselves toward observation and discovery. We actually know very little of the world, even of what surrounds us every day. It is worth taking the time to think … Continue reading
On Christmas we went for a short walk at Tryon Creek State Park; brought my tripod to attempt to take a too-rare family photo. First click: Other photos here. Hoping everyone had a nice holiday, in whatever way you celebrate!
Your Parks Go Guide reminds us that whale watching can be had right now: Gray whales are already passing Oregon’s coastline on their winter migration, and many more are on the way. Trained volunteers will be ready to help you … Continue reading
A thought: Children are natural explorers. They have the true explorer’s interest in their immediate surroundings as well as in faraway places, and they are eager to know why things are as they are… You can be a fellow explorer, … Continue reading
As you may know, tonight there is a lunar eclipse that will be visible in all of North America. Here in Portland, it is rather cloudy, so I don’t think we’ll see it. Back in 2008, we did see one … Continue reading