Monthly Archives: January 2011

Monday thought of the week: connections

A thought: When we try to pick anything out by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. – John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierras (1911) [this quote is often shared as “Tug on anything … Continue reading

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Portland-area nature events

Stag Beetle Power! has a long list of Portland-area events for kids; here are those that would interest readers of this blog (yes, I am shamelessly copying): “Science Fun”, Tuesday, February 1, 2-4PM, Beaverton City Library Meeting Rooms A and … Continue reading

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Friday links for the week

It has been more than a month science I’ve shared some links (holidays, conference, etc.), so here goes: If you are on Twitter (me), check out my list pdxnature, and let me know of anyone or groups I should add. … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: playground fun

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A poem from Patrick

Space is up Earth is down The sun is hot Earth is not – Patrick, January 24, 2010  

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Monday thought of the week: ecotone

A thought: Ecologists tell us that things are a little livelier at the edge where two ecosystems come together. Usually more wildlife can be found in this ecotone than in either one of the adjacent ecosystems. Moderns find it convenient … Continue reading

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Oregon Zoo on a nice January afternoon

This past Saturday the weather was beautiful and it was actually warm out! So after I got off work, we took Patrick to the Oregon Zoo (a benefit of having a membership is that you are justified in going for … Continue reading

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Outdoor Dads outing to Elowah Falls this Saturday

From OutdoorDads: OutdoorDads is heading out on our monthly hike this coming fourth Saturday of the month (Jan 22), and you and your favorite little person(s) are invited. We’ll hike a short and scenic trail to a beyoootiful and seldom-seen … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: nature collage

Patrick (or “Patck”) made this collage at preschool.

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Monday thought of the week: evolutionary eyes

A thought: It has been my provilage and pleasure throughout this book to demonstrate how the signs of evolutionary change are plain to see no matter where we look on our planet. Although I have taken you to some exotic … Continue reading

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