Category Archives: fungi

Wednesday photo of the week: mushroom hunter

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Raised On Nature: Wide-Eyed at Tualatin Hills Nature Park

Afton’s first stroll through Tualatin Hills Nature Park (), a place that will surely come to be a favorite of hers for exploring in nature (photos): On a rather nice November morning I thought I’d take my three-month old daughter out for … Continue reading

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Tryon Creek State Park in the fall

We had Afton in the middle of August, and Patrick went back to school not too long after. Therefore, I’ll be going for lots of walks with just Afton. I’m looking forward to seeing how she responds to time spent … Continue reading

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A visit to the Audubon Society of Portland

For his birthday, Patrick received a gift card to the nature store at the Audubon Society of Portland (). When we headed up there to use it on April 1 (he got a plush fox, a book about animal camouflage, … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: get down

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Wednesday photo of the week: fungus

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Monday thought of the week: environmental metaphor

A thought: Man has grown fond of late of contemplating almost with submerged pride his ancestral descent from what he regards as a savage, carnivorous ape; this his later history would imply a grain, if not several grains, of truth. … Continue reading

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A soggy stroll at Tualatin Hills Nature Park

After an early afternoon at OMSI and the later afternoon at a birthday party for one of Patrick’s fellow preschoolers, we decided to go for a short walk at Tualatin Hills Nature Park before heading home. Since it was raining … Continue reading

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Nature minute videos from Portland Metro

Via Metro: View short, fun videos of Metro naturalist James Davis exploring Metro parks in search of dragonflies, beavers, mushrooms, animal tracks and more. There are 5 videos up so far, viewable here: Up close Get up close to nature … Continue reading

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Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge (website/map) Date visited: 27 March 2010 Previous visits: none Photos (others’ photos) All posts mentioning “Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge” Books: Dave Anderson/Audubon Society of Portland, A field guide to Oaks Bottom (1979) Facebook/Facebook/Twitter Although we did … Continue reading

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