Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sustainability Day at Tryon Creek, May 21st, 1 – 4 p.m.

From the Friends of Tryon Creek: Sustainability Day at Tryon Creek, May 21st, 1 – 4 p.m. Join PSU students and Friends of Tryon Creek to learn simple ways we can all live more in tune with the earth. Walk … Continue reading

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Maricara Natural Area

Maricara Natural Area is located in southwest Portland, about a 1/4 mile from our house. Yesterday evening Patrick and I headed over there after we were unable to get a bus down to the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge in … Continue reading

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Photo and video: Teddy Roosevelt at Tualatin River Bird Festival

Although Patrick fell asleep, last night I thoroughly enjoyed listening to President Teddy Roosevelt expound on the importance of conservation and love of nature at an event for the Tualatin River Bird Festival. Hurrah!

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Tour the 3-Creeks Natural Area on Sunday 5/15 and Saturday 5/21 from 10am-1pm

Via CNRG: Come learn about the remarkable 3-Creeks Natural Area and a proposed extension of Sunnybrook Blvd. that threatens this regionally significant widlife habitat and vital community resource. The 3-Creeks Natural Area is located in North Clackamas County, adjacent to … Continue reading

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Connecting to the Natural World lecture May 20th, workshops May 21st

Via: To help celebrate the 2011 United Nations International Year of Forests, the University of Portland School of Education, The World Forestry Center, Oregon State University, Oregon Forest Resource Institute and Oregon Natural Resources Education Program invite you to join us … Continue reading

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May 21st is National Walk in the Woods Day

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Bird events this weekend

The Tualatin River Bird Festival begins tonight with a Teddy Roosevelt impersonator at Tigard High School. I won tickets through Facebook so Patrick and I will be going there, and a twilight walk Friday evening at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. On Saturday, Tryon … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: searching for tadpoles

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Monday thought of the week: refreshed rather than bored

A thought: Wouldn’t it be nice if children came home from school refreshed rather than bored? Instead of the “What-did-you-do-in-school-today?-Nothing” conversation, the response could be, “We followed the stream behind the school down to the Ashuelot River and learned all … Continue reading

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Cook Park in Tigard

Tigard is the city just southwest of Portland, and very near where we live. We decided to check out Cook Park, a large sports park but with trails running along the Tualatin River, a butterfly garden, and a really neat … Continue reading

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