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A January stroll through Gabriel Park

A rather gloomy stroll through Gabriel Park () in SW Portland (pics): Orange peel fungus? Inside the Southwest Community Center at Gabriel Park is the office for the Southwest Watershed Resource Center. It was closed, but there are plenty of resources … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: get in touch with nature

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A walk through the natural area at Gabriel Park

Gabriel Park () in SW Portland is a pretty large park. There’s a community center for recreation classes, tennis courts, a skate park, an off-leash dog area, playgrounds, baseball fields, and… a natural area! Afton and I took a short … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice Night Hike with Portland Parks and Rec, Dec. 21st

Via Portland Parks and Recreation: Nighttime Hoots & Howls Meet a naturalist for an “after hours” walk! Hear the chirps of birds settling in for the night, the hoots of owls as they search for prey, and other night time … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: missing out

Afton was “missing out,” because, just after I took this photo she missed out on seeing this lively Pileated Woodpecker pounding away on a tree right next to the trail:

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In which I ask, “Why even go outside?”

When I take Patrick outside, on a trail somewhere or at a nature park, as a parent I allow him these (what seem to me simple and obvious) activities for children: – running on a trail, out of my arm’s … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: the song of nature

A thought: ALL DAY LONG Beneath the pine tree where I sat to hear what I was looking at, then by the sounding shore to find some things the tide had left behind, I thought about the hilltop blown upon … Continue reading

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