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Wednesday photo of the week: river watchers

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Wednesday photo of the week: autumn walk at Oxbow

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Wednesday photo of the week: salmon homecoming

Note: this photo was taken by my wife

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Monday thought of the week: naturing

Patrick, on returning home last Sunday afternoon after a morning of exploring at Oxbow Regional Park (), said to his mother: I’m tired. I’ve been naturing all day.

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Family Nature Explorers at Oxbow Regional Park

This Family Nature Explorers program with Metro took us to the Sandy River in Oxbow Regional Park () to learn about tracking animals and aquatic bugs. Our guide was Dan Daly, ever the perceptive naturalist. Some fellow nature buddies were there, … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Selected nature titles from Dawn Publications

If you are interested in nature books for children, whether a parent or educator, those offered by Dawn Publications are the way to go. They recently sent me several titles, and they represent just some of the diversity of their … Continue reading

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Grant’s Getaways

Grant’s Getaways is a TV program produced by Travel Oregon, and several episodes look at places Patrick and I have been to: Oxbow Regional Park: Smith and Bybee Wetlands: Sauvie Island Wildlife Area: Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve & Tualatin River … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: salmon viewing at Oxbow

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Salmon viewing at Oxbow Regional Park in Gresham

On October 23rd, Patrick and I visited Oxbow Regional Park in Gresham, east of Portland, to see spawning salmon in the Sandy River (pics). Metro naturalists and volunteers were on hand to at the river’s edge to help find salmon … Continue reading

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Metro now accepting applications for Nature University

Applications due November 3rd. Via Metro: METRO’S NATURE UNIVERSITY Learn how to help children and adults discover nature by enrolling in Metro’s unique and intensive naturalist training program. What is Nature University? Nature University is a 12-week training course that … Continue reading

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