Category Archives: oceans

BOOK REVIEW: Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

I have yet to visit the Grand Canyon. My family and I have visited many of the familiar national parks of the west, but so far not this miles-wide chasm in Arizona. After reading the new children’s book Grand Canyon … Continue reading

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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 REVIEW: Waiting for High Tide, by Nikki McClure

Readers of this blog know that my family and I love the papercut art of Nikki McClure. Her annual calendar graces the space above my wife’s desk every year. And I recently posted on Instagram these two images, one showing … Continue reading

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BOOK: The Specific Ocean

Kyo Maclear, The Specific Ocean (Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press, 2015), 32 pp. Illustrated by Katty Maurey. Publisher’s description In this gently told picture book, a young girl is unhappy about having to leave the city for a family vacation on … Continue reading

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Getting to know Pacific Northwest nature: a tour with Portland’s Volcano Lands

I’ve been a reader of biologist Ivan Phillipsen’s blog Wild Pacific Northwest ever since I first came across it. He exudes a love and passion for the nature that surrounds us, and the site contains a wealth of information on … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Shore Photo Contest from Oregon State Parks

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Cannon Beach on my birthday

On June 17th, I turned 34. The three of us (4: baby girl in the belly) headed to Cannon Beach the day before (photos). Such hard work:

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Wednesday photo of the week: logging some time at the edge of Oregon

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Wednesday photo of the week: the collector

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Wednesday photo of the week: rolling over starfish

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