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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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BOOK: Welcome to Subirdia & lecture video

Connecting to nature is most easily accomplished by simply hanging out in one’s own neighborhood. Traveling distances to local natural areas, state parks, or national lands might bring you the opportunity to encounter interesting wildlife, but one’s own neighborhood hosts … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: on the trail together

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Monday thought of the week: nature to love everywhere

A thought: Her wonder doesn’t stop there. Our path back to the budget hotel is far grittier than the splendors of the National Mall. We must make our way under bridges and highways, past a few derelict city plots. On … Continue reading

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