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Monthly Archives: November 2011
Patrick decided to make a space within some bushes at our local park a garden by replanting some plants:
A thought: I don’t care if none of these kids grow up to be entomologists, but they have to grow up and love to continue to learn. – Kristie Reddick, of the The Bug Chicks, in a video for OPB’s … Continue reading
Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker are entomologists turned environmental educators who have turned their passion for nature and teaching about bugs into what looks like a fun experience: The Bug Chicks. Laura and Jasper got to see them at Leach … Continue reading
I just realized that I forgot to post a thought of the week and photo of the week here on Exploring Portland’s Natural Areas. I’ll get back to it next week, but for now, be thankful for the natural spaces, … Continue reading
The annual Wild Arts Festival put on by the Audubon Society of Portland came and went over the weekend. I previously posted pictures of Patrick’s bald eagle painting for the 6×6 Wild Art Project, in which folks paint a bird on … Continue reading
Here are some random pictures of Patrick doing what he loves.
This coming weekend brings the annual Wild Arts Festival from the Audubon Society of Portland: The Wild Arts Festival celebrates nature in the work of regionally and nationally-known artists and writers. Now in its 31st year, the Festival has become … Continue reading
A thought: PT: You’ve said that when you were growing up you didn’t realize somebody could do science for a living. You envisioned being a salesman or something and doing science on weekends and evenings. It’s all too rare that … Continue reading