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Wednesday photo of the week: log time

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Wednesday photo of the week: Afton meet turtle

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Wednesday photo of the week: beautiful spring day

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Two reasons to vote Yes on Restore Our Natural Areas (26-152) in May

In May, Metro voters will be asked to vote on 26-152, the Restore Our Natural Areas levy. Previously passed measures have ensured the purchase of natural areas, but now funds are needed to manage them. I’ll point you to an … Continue reading

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Canoeing on The Willamette

Late afternoon on a warm August day, my son and I drove from our SW Portland neighborhood to Willamette Park, along the Willamette River in the SW Waterfront. We found the group of people we were meeting near the boat … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: trail blocked by fallen tree

It was the work of a beaver.

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Painted Turtle Walk at Smith and Bybee Wetlands

Yesterday Patrick and I joined a Metro naturalist and other folks for a Painted Turtle Walk at Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area. Catherine and Patrick did this last year, with James Davis, saw some turtles, garter snakes, and ospreys. … 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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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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