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BOOK: Woodland Adventure Handbook

If you run a nature camp or family nature group and have access to a wooded area near you, this just might be a book you need on your shelf. Adam Dove, Woodland Adventure Handbook (London: Frances Lincoln Limited, 2015), … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: among giants

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BOOK REVIEW: 59 Illustrated National Parks: 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service

National parks played a big part in my family’s summer this year. We visited Mount Rainier NP twice, Olympic National Park, and Lassen Volcanic National Park. And to gain entry into those parks we had my son’s Every Kid In … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: all meant to be naturalists

A thought: We were all meant to be naturalists, each in his degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things. … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: under the bridge

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Monday thought of the week: hope

A thought: I fear I will always be a poor and bumbling naturalist, forever in the awkward early stages of a relationship with nature. But perhaps there’s hope for the next generation. – Nathanael Johnson, reflecting on exploring nature with … Continue reading

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Where to go: to visit a nature center

This is the first in a new series of posts on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month that will highlight great places to go in the Portland region for a particular nature activity. ——————– Where to go: to … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: slug encounter

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Monday thought of the week: not just a thrill

A thought: Their need to be outside is not just a thrill, it’s a physical and emotional need. We’ve just forgotten it. – Linda Buzzell, ecotherapist, quoted in “A Daily Dose of Ecotherapy Eases Stress in Kids,” Outside Magazine online (November … Continue reading

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

— Please check for any schedule changes or registration requirements — Early morning bird walks at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge: Sept. 3, and Oct. 1 Now playing at OMSI’s Empirical Theater in 3D: National Parks Adventure Upcoming paddle events with Tualatin … Continue reading

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