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.

National Environmental Education Foundation: The Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award (nominations are due March 14, 2011)

Muddy Boots PDX: Muddy Boots February 5th Outing at Capacity (at Tryon Creek State Park, Patrick and I will be there)

Audubon Society of Portland/Metro: Raptor Road Trip to Sauvie Island, Feb. 5th (Metro: Sauvie Island – Home of Metro’s Raptor Road Trip)

Portland Family Adventures: Family Hike Anyone? (for tomorrow, Jan. 29th at Jackson Bottom Wetland)

The Discovering Wildlife Speaker Series from Oregon Wildlife Heritage beings Feb. 16th

The Great Backyard Bird Count is approaching, Feb. 18-21, 2011

Lecture in Cannon Beach, March 3, 2011: “Building the Next Generation:  Sharing Nature WithYoung Children” (Brandy Hussa)

Mother Nature’s Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age (film, via C&NN):

Got a picture of a plastic bag where it does not belong in Oregon. Send it to Tualatin Riverkeepers, via

Red Tricycle: Portland Parks and Rec Indoor Play Parks

The premiere issue of the Natural Teachers Network (NTN) quarterly newsletter is now online

The 2010 Compendium Issue of Clearing magazine is now online

Friends of the Refuge (Tualatin): Conserving the Future: Communicating on Many Levels

Metro: Lake Oswego to Portland trail and Nature writes the book on backyard bird care and Sellwood Gap shrinks with help from voter-approved Natural Areas Program and Summer Creek natural area gives City of Tigard, Metro and partners a reason to celebrate

OregonLive: ‘Trees are art,’ says Portland guidebook co-author Phyllis Reynolds and Mount St. Helens Institutes sets guided snowshoe tour schedule and Eastern Oregon elk feeding site offers up-close and personal viewing for public and A Choice We Can Live Without and The future of the forest can sustain communities and the trees, OSU’s College of Forestry dean says and Four Washington destinations that offer naturalist-led snowshoe hikes and You don’t need to ski to have fun outdoors during Oregon’s winter and Avian enthusiasts scour Portland during Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count and Oregon to charge all visitors to 11 wildlife areas beginning in 2012 and Metro’s voter-approved Natural Areas Program helps City of Tigard create new park and Friends of Trees plants its 400,000th tree in Portland metro area and More trees in a city bring surprising benefit, Portland study finds

Pacific NW Birder: Wing-flicking: Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Hermit Thrush in winter and The old hermit that lives in the woods and The secret to my birding success and Friday Foto: Dark-eyed Junco and ID: Little green bird: Kinglet or Vireo?

Bird Meister’s Blog: Rough-legged Hawk at Finley NWR, OR (01/01/11) and Gulls (part 1) at Westmoreland Park in Portland, OR (01/23/11) and Gulls (part 2) at Westmoreland Park in Portland, OR (01/23/11)

Noticing Southwest Portland: Stephens Creek Natural Area in Winter

Audubon Society of Portland: Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge: IBA of the Month

Mail Tribune: Tallest of the tall – A Southern Oregon ponderosa found by two big-tree hunters may be the biggest pine on the planet

Travel Oregon Blog: Grant’s Getaways: Smith-Bybee Lakes:

Rose City Reader: Review of the Day: One City’s Wilderness (about Forest Park)

Harvard Education Letter: The Greening of Environmental Ed

OregonWild: MotW – Toothed Jelly Fungus and MotW 11 – A fungi holiday gift and MotW 12 – The gift of plenty and MotW 13 – Forest marmalade and MotW 14 – Coniferous candy

Portland Spoke: City walk: Reed Canyon

Tualatin River Water Trail:

OPB Field Journal: Wolverine: The Endangered Superhero and Follow “Flex” the Whale Moving Around the Globe

NEW blog! The Young and the Wild: “I’m a kindergarten student. I would like to be a guitar player naturalist astronaut pirate farmer and I don’t want to wait until I grow up!!!” Some posts so far: Tryon Creek and Searching for Steelhead and Don’t Poop in the Creek and Audubon Adventure

Tryon Creek Naturalist Notes: The gall of it all and Winter Twigs: Lesson #1 and January Day & Winter Twigs – lesson #2

Exploring Tryon Creek: Watersheds 101 and Muddy Boots at Tryon Creek

Neighborhood Notes: Friends of Tryon Creek to Host Hike With Muddy Boots

Tryon Creek State Park now has nature games you can print out to take to the park

Your Parks Go Guide: Big plans for sharing the beach with a little bird

Little eco footprints: A free nature play activity great for entertaining kids on holiday car trips

End of Ordinary: Homeschooling Science and Fungus Anyone?

Wild Pacific NW: Winter Activities: Visit a Natural History Museum and Hiking the Lower Deschutes River in Winter and The Tree Year begins and Giant Pacific Octopus and The Great Northwest Exhibit at the Oregon Zoo and Snowshoe Hares and Snowshoe Humans How to choose a kids binocular

EnviroMom: Outdoor kids: taking a color seeking walk

Audubon: Go (Christmas) Bird Counting With Your Kids–and Bring the Right Binoculars

The Huffington Post: Saving Outdoor Play: 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Parents

The Species Seekers: How Nature Makes Life Worth Living

The Magnifying Glass: On the Shelf: A Child’s Introduction to the Night Sky and Winter Bird Spotting

Eco Child’s Play: Guest Post: Teaching Children the Meaning of Conservation

Wild About Nature Blog: Seeing Nature

Fun Orange County Parks: Tidepooling in the Rain

Go Explore Nature: Exploring Tide Pools at Leo Carrillo State Park and How to Tour Tide Pools With Kids

Kids Loving Nature: The Cycle of the Sun and Moon and Ideas for keeping kids excited about a day in nature and Nature and Science School and Outdoor Education Series: Local Geology

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1 Response to Friday links for the week

  1. Cheryl Hart says:

    Friends of the Refuge would love to have you start getting the word out about our bigger better Tualatin River Bird Festival (nee Songbird Festival). The main events will be May12-15 but there will be lead-up events as well. Follow us on Facebook or check our website ( for the latest information. We will soon have a Festival webpage as well.

    Cheryl Hart, President
    Friends of the Refuge

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