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Monday thought of the week: let nature be your teacher

A thought: Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your teacher. – William Wordsworth, a line from his “The Tables Turned: An Evening Scene on the Same Subject” (1798)

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BOOK: Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of the Natural World

I love books that combine fun artwork with good information. Here’s a new guide that does just that: Julia Rothman, Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World (North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing, 2015, 224 pp). Publisher’s … Continue reading

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

It’s time to register for summer camps! Nature-based summer break camps in the Portland area The Tillamook Forest Center is back open for the spring – check out their upcoming events Hike series with the Forest Park Conservancy Hike series … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: ladybug nature walk

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BOOK REVIEW: In, by Nikki McClure & Portland book talk on May 30

Readers of this blog know that we love Nikki McClure’s artwork and books. Not only does she live and work in the Pacific Northwest, but her themes revolve around nature. She just published a new book, as author and illustrator, … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: let them look

A thought: Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above. Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. They will then … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: fern girl

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Pledge to Celebrate Kids to Parks Day on May 16th; two ways to win!

If you haven’t seen my posts from March and April about the upcoming Kids to Parks Day from the National Park Trust on May 16th – that’s only five days away! – then you must be living under a rock. … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: for it all to mean anything

A thought: Let the water flow back, but let us be allowed to step into it as well, as we surely have and must for it all to mean anything. Let us and our children put our fingers into the … Continue reading

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

It’s time to register for summer camps! Nature-based summer break camps in the Portland area The Tillamook Forest Center is back open for the spring – check out their upcoming events Hike series with the Forest Park Conservancy Hike series … Continue reading

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