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Wednesday photo of the week: garden helper

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Wednesday photo of the week: sprouting

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Children’s Nature Fair at Leach Botanical Garden, May 18

More info here.  

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BOOKS: Two new nature titles from Dawn Publications look at bugs and gardening

Dawn Publications has released two new children’s nature books for the spring season. As the weather gets warmer, we start to see various insects emerge. You start to hear them buzz by, and see them on leaves. A few days … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW (& Giveaway): The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids

The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids: 101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty, and Having Fun, by Whitney Cohen & John Fisher (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2012), 256 pp. The closest place to get a child exploring in nature … Continue reading

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Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden in November

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, always a shoe in for seeing some birds! I enjoyed this fall stroll with Afton (photos).

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

October 20 – Creatures of the Night program at Tryon Creek State Park (Patrick and I are attending with some friends) October 25 – Outdoor advocate Dylan Tomine visits Portland to read from parenting memoir ‘Closer to the Ground’ October … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: harvest

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Wednesday photo of the week: making a garden at the park

Patrick decided to make a space within some bushes at our local park a garden by replanting some plants:

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Water! 2011, October 22nd

Via: Water! 2011 Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 • 10am-3pm Humboldt School 4915 N Gantenbein, Portland, OR 97217 No registration required. Just show up and enjoy! WATER! 2011 dives into today’s most pressing concerns about water resources by exploring how our … Continue reading

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