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Monday thought of the week: a wonderland to me

A thought: I was just a twelve, thirteen year old boy, and it was just a wonderland to me. If I could, I would just do the same thing today that I did then but it would look funny. – … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: BOOK REVIEW: Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest

This is a guest post from writer Bryony Angell of Seattle, WA. — BOOK REVIEW: Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest by Julie Zickefoose (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016), 352 pp. Hardcover, $28.00. Images courtesy the author/illustrator’s website (click each of them … Continue reading

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

— Please check for any schedule changes or registration requirements — Nature-based camps for Summer 2016 – now registering! Now playing at OMSI’s Empirical Theater in 3D: National Parks Adventure Starting April 2: 10-part “Explore Your Natural Areas” program from Portland Parks & … Continue reading

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Kids to Parks Day is May 21 (and a national parks book giveaway)

National Parks Week was just last month, and currently all 4th graders in the United States and their families can get free access to national parks and other national lands through the Every Kid in a Park program). We will visit Mount Rainier National Park … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Spring nature book titles from Dawn Publications look at urban wildlife, farm animals, and growing green beans

I’ve reviewed books from Dawn Publications (Facebook/Twitter/blog) before (see here). They publish some of the best nature books for kids in my opinion. Their three new titles for Spring are equally as informative, creative, and appealing as previous titles. In Wild Ones: Observing … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: quiet moment

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BOOK REVIEW: The Creaky Knees Guide Oregon: The 85 Best Easy Hikes

Sasquatch Books in Seattle has published a second edition of their guide to relatively easy hikes throughout Oregon. Seabury Blair Jr., The Creaky Knees Guide Oregon: The 85 Best Easy Hikes (Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 2016), 306 pp. Publisher’s description This … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: arranging a romance

A thought: I cannot expect my children to care about an earth they have never felt seep between their toes or to protect the life of a bird they have never heard sing. I am arranging a romance, hoping they … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Born To Be Wild: Hundreds of Free Nature Activities for Families

A new book from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in the UK aims to get more families outside in nature (and thus later to have an interest in the protection of the environment). As David Sobel has … Continue reading

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Wednesday thought of the week: wetland world

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