Category Archives: “natural history”

BOOKS: Six recent titles from Dawn Publications about the natural world

I am incredibly tardy in sharing about these new books from Dawn Publications, a publisher that focuses on books about nature for kids. I always enjoy getting these from them and sharing about them here! Here are the three books … Continue reading

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BOOK: Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest

Most books that discuss flora and fauna for a particular geographic region are usually geared toward adults. This new book provides descriptions and beautiful illustrations to many of the neat things kids can see in a variety of habitats of … Continue reading

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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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Monday thought of the week: hope

A thought: I fear I will always be a poor and bumbling naturalist, forever in the awkward early stages of a relationship with nature. But perhaps there’s hope for the next generation. – Nathanael Johnson, reflecting on exploring nature with … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Outside: A Guide to Discovering Nature

I like nature books that are intended for kids to immerse themselves in – ones that they can pick and choose which pages to be particularity interested in at a certain time. Outside is just such a book: Maria Ana Peixe Dias … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: a blossoming appreciation for our natural world

A thought: As we talked about each of her treasures, I could SEE the passion in her eyes. The collections in her basket wrapped with the utmost care were the beginnings of a love of science. A love of nature. … Continue reading

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The Intertwine Alliance Summit, Portland City Hall

The same day we hiked the 4T Trail (), Patrick and I stopped by City Hall in downtown Portland because I had heard that The Intertwine was having some kind of event there. It was The Intertwine Alliance Summit, with … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Wild in the City (and giveaway!)

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

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Tales from a Northwest Naturalist with Jim Anderson, Oct. 11th

Via Audubon Society of Portland: Tales from a Northwest Naturalist with Jim Anderson Oct 11, 2011 from 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm Jim Anderson – Gary Landers Born in 1928 and raised on a small farm in Connecticut, Jim Anderson’s seemingly humble beginnings led … Continue reading

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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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