Category Archives: neighborhood nature

BOOK REVIEW: Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness

As a parent to two children who spend a lot of time in nature with me, I am always being presented with questions about this or that thing we see along the trail, in the sky, or under the surface … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: early winter

Winter has come early to Portland, cancelling school on Thursday and Friday last week. It then melted, and snow started again today. Here’s a hot from the first snow fall:

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Wednesday photo of the week: getting back to normal (an update)

The last two weeks have been probably the longest and most trying of my life. On Leap Day my daughter Afton (age 3.5) underwent neurosurgery to treat her epilepsy. The surgery went great and without a hitch and we went … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: bug watcher

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Wednesday photo of the week: look what I found!

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Monday thought of the week: a faceless and nameless blend of green

A thought: What really worries me is the globalization of our nature literacy. Thanks to cable TV, coverage of international conservation issues and the internet, my neighbours and their kids know a lot about pandas, sharks and tigers. Don’t get … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Encounter the everyday wilderness: Lyanda Lynn Haupt at TEDxRainier

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Wednesday photo of the week: fall into nature

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Wednesday photo of the week: neighborhood nature

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Wednesday photo of the week: neighborhood trail

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