Category Archives: botany

BOOK REVIEW: Fall nature book titles from Dawn Publications look at bees & honey and moles & soil

I’ve reviewed books from Dawn Publications (Facebook/Twitter/blog) before (see here). They publish some of the best nature books for kids in my opinion. Their two new titles for Fall are equally as informative, creative, and appealing as previous titles. In If You … Continue reading

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Update on the new Oregon Wildflowers app & Flora of Oregon book

Last year I posted about the new app for identifying wildflowers in Oregon: Available for download on iOS and Android devices, the Oregon Wildflowers app provides multimedia and information on nearly 1,000 wildflowers, shrubs and vines common in Oregon and … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: learning about flowers

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Wednesday photo of the week: spring hike

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BOOK: Trees & Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest

Portland publisher Timber Press has field guides to Pacific Northwest wildflowers, wildlife, mushrooms, and insects, as well as the wonderful Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest. Now they have just published a new book covering trees and shrubs: Mark Turner and … Continue reading

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New app to identify Oregon wildflowers

I now have on my smartphone the new Oregon Wildflowers app ($7.99) from the Oregon Flora Project at Oregon State University-Corvallis: Available for download on iOS and Android devices, the Oregon Wildflowers app provides multimedia and information on nearly 1,000 wildflowers, … Continue reading

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BOOK: Field Guide to the Sedges of the Pacific Northwest (2nd ed.)

Oregon State University Press recently released a new edition of their guide to sedges: Barbara L. Wilson, et al, Field Guide to the Sedges of the Pacific Northwest, 2nd ed. (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2014), 432 pp. Field Guide … Continue reading

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BOOK: Fiddleheads to Fir Trees: Leaves in All Seasons

Fiddleheads to Fir Trees: Leaves in all Seasons, by Joanne Linden and illustrated by Lauri Caple (Missoula, MT: Mountain Press, 2013, 32 pages), is an inviting introduction to the role that leaves play in plants’ lives throughout the year. Through … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW (& Giveaway!): Shrubs to Know in Pacific Northwest Forests

Shrubs to Know in Pacific Northwest Forests, by Edward C. Jensen (Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Extension Service, 2013), 148 pp. Earlier this year I posted about a well-respected field guide, Tree to Know in Oregon. The author has just … Continue reading

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BOOK: Flowers by Number (the first in the Little Naturalist series)

Flowers by Number by David Shapiro and illustrated by Hayley Vair is a new children’s book from Portland’s Craigmore Creations (Right Where You Are Now, Terra Tempo), published this year. It is the first in their “Little Naturalist” series, one I … Continue reading

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