Category Archives: books

Giveaway: Buy a Nature Play t-shirt & receive a book!

Have you purchased a Children at Nature Play t-shirt yet? Here’s a little incentive: the first person (in Oregon) to comment here and share that you’ve just purchased a t-shirt through our campaign will receive a copy of a great … Continue reading

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BOOK: 100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington

William Sullivan‘s Oregon hiking guides are among the most popular in the region. The guide for Portland and nearby hikes went into its fourth edition in 2014. William L. Sullivan, 100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington (Eugene, OR: … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Outside by Deirdre Gill

We’ve been having some cold days here in Portland. There was a little snow even while we were gone over Thanksgiving. While I do not miss living in Montana this time of year, I hope we get some more snow … Continue reading

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BOOK: Roadside Geology of Oregon, Second Edition

When I moved to Montana from California in 2004, I quickly got a copy of the Roadside Geology of Montana. I am no geologist, but I had just taken several geology courses at a community college near San Diego. I … Continue reading

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Wild Arts Festival, Nov. 22-23

The Audubon Society of Portland’s Wild Arts Festival is this coming weekend! We plan on going on Sunday. Here’s a 2-for-1 admission coupon.

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BOOK REVIEW: May the Stars Drip Down & a Nikki McClure art exhibit in Portland

I have posted about the Olympia, WA-based artist Nikki McClure before – about some children and nature-themed art on display (in the exhibit Nikki McClure: Cutting Her Own Path, 1996-2011 at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland in 2011) and a … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Charley Harper’s What’s in the Coral Reef? A Nature Discovery Book

In the fall of 2013, I posted about the first two in a new series of children’s books from the Portland-based Pomegranate Books: Charley Harper’s What’s in the Woods? and Charley Harper’s What’s in the Rain Forest? Both combined beautiful … Continue reading

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BOOK: The Carry Home: Lessons from the American Wilderness

Lovers of nature writing might be interested in this new book from acclaimed nature writer Gary Ferguson (from Tacoma, WA): Gary Ferguson, The Carry Home: Lessons from the American Wilderness (Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint Press, 2014), 296 pp. Publisher’s Description A haunting meditation … Continue reading

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BOOK: Children & Other Wild Animals

Recently published from the OSU Press: Brian Doyle, Children & Other Wild Animals (Corvallis: Oregon State UuniversityPress, 2014), 176 pp Publisher’s Description In Children & Other Wild Animals, bestselling novelist Brian Doyle (Mink River, The Plover) describes encounters with astounding … Continue reading

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BOOK: Field Guide to Oregon Rivers

Recently published from the OSU Press: Tim Palmer, Field Guide to Oregon Rivers (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2014), 320 pp Publisher’s Description Despite Oregon’s watery reputation, the state has lacked a field guide for its many celebrated rivers and … Continue reading

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