Category Archives: summer

Wednesday photo of the week: lake view

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Summer is upon us – have you signed your kids up for summer nature camp?

In eleven days, Patrick will be done with second grade. While I will be spending lots of time with him and his little sister this summer, getting outside and exploring new places as much as possible, as we do each … Continue reading

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Already thinking about camps for summer 2014?

I’ve been getting emails and seeing on Facebook that some places have already opened up registration for summer camps. I know, you’re thinking: we haven’t even hit Spring Break yet! But, for any parents who are looking to sign their … 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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Update

It’s been fairly quiet here at Exploring Portland’s Natural Areas over the last few months. Given our new addition (Afton is three months old today!), a road trip to California in October, and my working a new job (as well … Continue reading

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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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Wednesday photo of the week: yellow

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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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