Monthly Archives: February 2011

Monday thought(s) of the week: Whitman & Wordsworth

A thought (or two): Now I see the secret of making the best persons, It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth. – Walt Whitman, from Leaves of Grass (1871-2) Come forth … Continue reading

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Owl Fest, March 5th at Tryon Creek State Park

Looks like a fun event for families (click image for more information):

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Story and Stroll at Tryon Creek State Park: Slugs

This Story and Stroll program at Tryon Creek State Park was all about slugs. This park is known for banana slugs, but non-native species as well. The kids were read a story by Ranger Cristal – Some Smug Slug – … Continue reading

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Richard Louv: “Beyond Nature-Deficit Disorder: The Restorative Power of the Natural World”

Richard Louv (blog, @RichLouv), author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder and co-founder of the Children & Nature Network (Facebook, @childrennature), will lecture in Eugene at the University of Oregon on March 7th: “Beyond … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: snow!

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Counting birds

Today Patrick and I fit in 15 minutes of watching birds at our feeder. He was somewhat distracted by some new toys he received from visiting grandparents, but helped point out birds nonetheless. We did this last year, in Butte, … Continue reading

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A visit to the Portland Japanese Garden with Grandma & Grandpa

For President’s Day, the Portland Japanese Garden offered free admission. Catherine’s parents were in town, so we decided to head on over (Catherine has been before, Patrick too – in utero, actually – but this was my first visit). The weather … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: forging bonds

A thought: Yet I also appreciate that we cannot win this battle to save species and environments without forging an emotional bond between ourselves and nature as well—for we will not fight to save what we do not love (but … Continue reading

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President Obama on America’s Great Outdoors Initiative

America’s Great Outdoors (Facebook/Twitter) February 16, 2011 VIDEO: http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2011/02/16/president-obama-americas-great-outdoors-initiative

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Wednesday photo of the week: the animal inside

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