Category Archives: mammals

Wednesday photo of the week: deer encounter

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BOOK REVIEW: Fall nature book titles from Dawn Publications look at bees & honey and moles & soil

I’ve reviewed books from Dawn Publications (Facebook/Twitter/blog) before (see here). They publish some of the best nature books for kids in my opinion. Their two new titles for Fall are equally as informative, creative, and appealing as previous titles. In If You … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: deer family at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

On Monday, while at OHSU’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital for an appointment with Afton’s neurologist, we were greeted by a family of four deer, including a buck, next to the main entrance. Talk about urban nature! (By coincidence Afton was wearing … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: two small mammals

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Wednesday photo of the week: deer encounter

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Oregon Wildlife lecture series videos

Oregon Wildlife has posted videos of some of their recent lecture series on YouTube. Wolverines in Oregon: Bats of the Northwest: Snakes of Oregon: Beavers: California & Stellar Sea Lions: Black Bears: Moose: Pikas: Red Tree Voles: Woodpeckers: Purple Martins:

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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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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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A rainy stroll through Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Why let a little rain get in the way of some outdoor fun. Yesterday we joined Laura and Jasper (of Stag Beetle Power!) for a stroll around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge (), and we found plenty of wonders, and were treated … Continue reading

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Whale Watching Spoken Here

On Monday Patrick and I are going to head to Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach to try to see migrating gray whales (Whale Watching Spoken Here). This time of year they head back north from spending the winter in Baja. We’ve … Continue reading

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