Category Archives: “oregon zoo”

Where to go: to visit a nature center

This is the first in a new series of posts on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month that will highlight great places to go in the Portland region for a particular nature activity. ——————– Where to go: to … Continue reading

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Summer is here, and so are summer camps

I realize this post is a little late, but for any parents who are still looking to sign their child(ren) up for summer camps, here are places in the Portland area with awesome nature-based programs. Be sure to contact each … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: mammals bonding

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Wednesday photo of the week: snow at Oregon Zoo

It snowed yesterday when I took Patrick for a winter day camp at the Oregon Zoo. Perfect since his camp was about polar animals!

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Summer camps are on the horizon

Adventure WILD Summer Day Camp (supports Outdoor School) Audubon Society of Portland Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Oregon Zoo Portland Children’s Museum (some nature-based camps) Portland Parks & Recreation Trackers Earth PDX Tryon … Continue reading

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Exploring the city on the 4T Trail

Last Friday there was no school for my little explorer. I had to take the day off from work to be with him (no complaints there!), and the sun was shining. Outside it was! We decided to do the 4T … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I just realized that I forgot to post a thought of the week and photo of the week here on Exploring Portland’s Natural Areas. I’ll get back to it next week, but for now, be thankful for the natural spaces, … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: prehistoric Portland

The dinosaurs are back for the summer at the Oregon Zoo (photos):

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Other recent outings

Catherine took Patrick to the Trillium Festival on April 2nd, and did a nature scavenger hunt there (photos): On the 5th we went to the Oregon Zoo, nice afternoon (photos): April 8th was an absolutely beautiful, blue-skied day. After picking … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: the animal inside

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