- All writings and photographs on this site are, unless otherwise noted, © Michael D. Barton.
- Celebrate Kids to Parks Day on May 16th! (and prize package giveaway)
- Monday thought of the week: a kid who got all of that
- Wednesday photo of the week: pondering
- BOOK REVIEW: How to Raise a Wild Child, by Scott Sampson (and giveaway)
- Monday thought of the week: more than enough
- BOOK REVIEW: Spring nature book titles from Dawn Publications look at the water cycle, life in the mountains, and bird sounds
- Upcoming nature events in Portland
- BOOK: For the Love of Rivers: A Scientist’s Journey
- Wednesday photo of the week: stump snack
- REVIEW: MyMayu rain and outdoor toddler boots
Monthly Archives: December 2011
In mid-September I took my wife to an exhibit of one of her favorite artists, Nikki McClure. She’s in the Pacific Northwest and very popular here. You can check out all of my photos from the exhibit here, but I … Continue reading
Bullfrogs are unwanted in the natural areas of Oregon. Some friends caught some young ones, and we happily babysat them – and a crayfish – while they went on vacation in late August/early September.
Photo by Bill Evans of the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation Department, original here.
A thought: Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. – Gary Snyder, poet and environmental activist, in The Practice of the Wild (Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2010 ), p. 7 I found this quote through Scott Sampson’s Twitter feed, … Continue reading
It’s that time of year again, when Gray Whales are migrating south and you can see them along the Oregon coast. Last year we went to Ecola State Park to try and see some, but the Oregon State Parks volunteer … Continue reading
Patrick and I went to the movies in Beaverton on December 23rd (The Adventures of Tintin – wonderful!), and I figured that since we were so close to the nature park we’d head over. We met up with someone who works … Continue reading
In November I mentioned that The Bug Chicks would be doing programs at various Portland library branches in late November and December. My wife took Patrick to see them at the Hillsdale Library on December 21st, and I’ll share some … Continue reading
This week I helped Patrick with starting his very first nature journal, at Bryant Woods Nature Park in Lake Oswego. He drew a tree with a bird’s nest in it (we saw three nests altogether and talked about how this … Continue reading
Via: Puddle Stompers Description: Do you have a little one who enjoys being outdoors? Are you wondering what you can do during the rainy season? Bring your littlest naturalist to the Refuge to stomp in puddles and learn to appreciate … Continue reading
We hope you can find some time to be outside and explore nature during the holidays… – Michael, Catherine, and Patrick