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Wednesday photo of the week: learning about flowers

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Monday thought of the week: born naturalists

A thought: Children are born naturalists. They explore the world with all of their senses, experiment in the environment, and communicate their discoveries to those around them. – Audubon Nature Preschool

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

Family canoe paddle outings with the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership Summer calendar from the Tillamook Forest Center Ten Toe Express Walks from Portland Parks and Recreation Hike series with the Forest Park Conservancy Hike series with Portland branch of Hike It … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: stick handler

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Monday thought of the week: more than we can ever learn from books

A thought: Earth and Sky, Woods and Fields, Lakes and Rivers, the Mountain and the Sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. – John Lubbock, naturalist and archaeologist, in The … Continue reading

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Help kids connect to nature in National Parks! It’s so easy…

We’re big fans of our National Parks, and we cherish the opportunities we’ve had to explore some beautiful places with our kids, such as Yellowstone NP, Yosemite NP, Crater Lake NP, Glacier NP, and Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: paddling

Photo: Columbia Slough Watershed Council

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

Family canoe paddle outings with the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership Summer calendar from the Tillamook Forest Center Ten Toe Express Walks from Portland Parks and Recreation Hike series with the Forest Park Conservancy Hike series with Portland branch of Hike It … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: just one father

A thought: I’m not an expert on child development, nor do I know for certain what the right path is for kids. I’m just one father, trying to get the kids outside, and into nature. – Rick van Noy, A … Continue reading

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BOOK: Ancient Places: People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest

Readers of this blog might find interesting this new book from Pacific Northwest author Jack Nisbet, who has written about the nature of the region and naturalist David Douglas: Jack Nisbet, Ancient Places: People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest (Seattle: … Continue reading

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