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BOOK REVIEW: Waiting for High Tide, by Nikki McClure

Readers of this blog know that my family and I love the papercut art of Nikki McClure. Her annual calendar graces the space above my wife’s desk every year. And I recently posted on Instagram these two images, one showing … Continue reading

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#OptOutside on Black Friday, Nov. 25

Go with #trailsnotsales on Friday, Nov. 25 and #OptOutside with REI and families across the country. There are much better ways to spend the day after Thanksgiving than joining the masses in stores. In Oregon, all Oregon State Parks that … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: forest treaures

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

Have you heard of Veyo Kids‘s winter gloves for kids, Mittyz? I reviewed them on this blog last winter (here), and now my readers can claim a 25% discount on their entire order at veyokids.com from now until November 24 … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: to instill these values

A thought: My kids go outside daily because they want to go outside daily. In fact, they love being outside. It is easily their happy place. So how did I get so lucky? Is it genetic? The fact is, I have … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: whittling

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Monday thought of the week: no different

A thought: In the twentieth century, we underwent a fundamental change in our relationship with the planet. When I was a boy growing up in London, Ontario, my parents, my three sisters, and I lived in a house with about … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: moss viewer

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Monday thought of the week: borrow

A thought: We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. – source unknown, but often credited as a Native American proverb  

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

— Please check for any schedule changes or registration requirements — Ballot measures related to nature for the Nov. 2016 election: Metro Measure 26-178: Metro’s Parks and Natural Areas Local Option Levy that “protects clean water, restores fish and wildlife habitat, … Continue reading

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