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The OMSI Science Pub on April 17th had a nature theme to it: Penguins of Oregon. The presenter was none other than Portland’s favorite naturalist, James Davis. Of course, there are no penguins in Oregon, but there are coastal birds that people … Continue reading
And the winner is……. Christal! Update: This review has been posted on the Portland Book Review‘s website. In 2000, the Audubon Society of Portland published a new guide to the natural areas of the Portland region. Edited by Michael C. … Continue reading
Via Metro: Twilight Tuesday at Smith and Bybee Tuesday, Aug 9, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Cost: Under 18 free; $6 adult; $11 family This relaxing walk takes advantage of long summer days and provides a chance to unwind after … Continue reading
Via Metro: Family bug class and hunt at Graham Oaks Saturday, Aug 6, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Cost: Under 18 free; $6 adult; $11 family Summer time is bug time. Insects and other arthropods are busy everywhere, which is … Continue reading
Via Metro: Family bug class and hunt at Graham Oaks Saturday, Aug 6, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Summer time is bug time. Insects and other arthropods are busy everywhere, which is why Bug Fest is every August. This program … Continue reading
Metro has several personal nature essays that are worth a read, particularly the first one: Looking for beavers and turtles? You might spot a special person, too By James Davis, Metro naturalist During 30 years as a naturalist, I’ve led hundreds of … Continue reading
This week’s thought comes from a great experience Patrick and I had over the weekend. We went on a bimaran canoe tour of Smith and Bybee Wetlands (more on that in a seperate post), and afterwards Patrick, Jasper (whose mother … Continue reading
Yesterday Patrick and I participated in a wonderful family activity with Metro’s resident naturalist, James Davis. We both did something we had never been done before: been out on water (save for me a go at sea-dooing some years ago … Continue reading
Catherine took Patrick to Smith and Bybee Wetlands in north Portland on Saturday for a nature walk to find Western Painted Turtles. Metro naturalist James Luther Davis, author of The Northwest Nature Guide: Where to Go and What to See … Continue reading