Category Archives: seasons

Winter Solstice at Tryon Creek State Park, Dec. 20th

Via the Friends of Tryon Creek: Special Event: Winter Solstice Thursday, December 20 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Celebrate the changing of seasons with the shortest day and longest night of the year. Tell stories about this special day from … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: fall-en into leaves

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Wednesday photo of the week: Mustache of fall colors

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Birds, bugs and beaver-look-a-likes at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

Our visit to the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge on June 23rd yielded some great experiences in nature for us: first time seeing nutria and some great encounters with bugs and birds (pictures). When looking at the nutria, Patrick was more … Continue reading

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Summer has arrived, officially

Today marks the first day of summer. Here are some ideas for nature fun: Go Explore Nature: Your A-to-Z Guide to Summer Backyard Nature Fun Summer Nature Walk Senses Scavenger Hunt Nature Rocks: watch their website for a summer nature … Continue reading

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Days to celebrate nature and be outside

June 1st-5th is Great Blue Heron Week with the Audubon Society of Portland: celebrating a quarter century since the Great Blue Heron was adopted as Portland’s official city bird.  This year’s Great Blue Heron Week festivities will focus on Ross Island, … Continue reading

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Spring art has arrived

I think Patrick is itching for spring to arrive, or maybe it already has, as noted here and here. Today he asked Catherine to do some spring art, and this is what they came up with:

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Photo of the week: nature rocks

[This is my photo of the week because it has been chosen for the 2011 Nature Rocks calendar! UPDATE: click here to download the PDF of the calendar, Patrick is October!]

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Newt Day is November 6th!

This coming Saturday is Newt Day at the Tualatin Hills Nature Park in Beaverton, OR: 8th Annual Newt Day What: Newt Day is a community event for the whole family that provides educational and interactive opportunities for participants to learn … Continue reading

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Changes of the season

Leaves are changing color and falling (why? read Green to Red: Fall Foliage in the Pacific Northwest from the blog Wild Pacific NW). This year Patrick seems to have a grasp on how trees change through the seasons. He made … Continue reading

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