Category Archives: pacific northwest

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 REVIEW: The Northwest Coastal Explorer

Earlier this year, my family visited Oceanside Beach on the Oregon coast. We came across several of these little critters, burrowing down into the sand after a wave recedes. A new book tells me that they were mole crabs (Emerita … Continue reading

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BOOK: Jessie’s Island

Sheryl MacFarlane, Jessie’s Island (Custer, WA: Orca Book Publishers, 2015 [1992]), 32 pp. Illustrated by Sheena Lott. Publisher’s description With a long list of activities and events to attend, cousin Thomas paints a picture of city life that makes Jessie’s … Continue reading

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Oregonian features Portland area’s outdoor parks and natural areas

The arts & entertainment section in today’s Oregonian features a look at what makes Portland so special: “Get out! Make the most of the Portland area’s outdoor parks and natural areas.” They highlight Cooper Mountain Nature Park, Fanno Creek Greenway … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: “buffered by the soft mental bed of moss”

A thought: For the first few years, I maintained a pattern of commuting to Cambridge, England, for work that supported my writing habit when I was at home. By the time I settled in at Swede Park [Wahkiakum County, Washington] … Continue reading

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