Category Archives: history

BOOK: Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story

I have long had a 1931 edition of the book Handbook of Nature Study (1911) that I treasure, handed down to me from my grandfather. It’s author, Anna Comstock, was always a lover of nature. But she decided to major in … Continue reading

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Oregon Encyclopedia History Night: Portland and Nature through Audubon, Feb. 4

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Natural history at the Oregon Historical Society

In the museum of the Oregon Historical Society in downtown Portland, there are some great displays dealing with historical aspects of the natural history of the Pacific Northwest (pictures, from July 5th), along with some relevant Native American art.

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Talk about David Douglas, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, July 10th

From the RNWR/Plankhouse: The Cathlapotle Second Sunday Series continues with “David Douglas Among the Peoples of the Lower Columbia, 1825-1833″presented by Jack Nisbet at 12:30pm. Throughout the Pacific Northwest, Scottish naturalist David Douglas depended on the hospitality of local people … Continue reading

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Photo and video: Teddy Roosevelt at Tualatin River Bird Festival

Although Patrick fell asleep, last night I thoroughly enjoyed listening to President Teddy Roosevelt expound on the importance of conservation and love of nature at an event for the Tualatin River Bird Festival. Hurrah!

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