Category Archives: winter

Snow Day in Portland

A snow storm has hit Portland! Multnomah County Libraries are all closed for the day – and Catherine smiled. Portland Public Schools are all closed for the day – and Patrick smiled. And Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District in … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: curious

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Nature Camps for Winter Break

While there are not as many opportunities for nature- or science-based camps for winter break, there are still some great options! Let me know if I have missed any: Audubon Society of Portland Green Schoolhouse Oregon Museum of Science and … Continue reading

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Neighborhood nature walk in mid-January

Afton enjoyed the light dusting of snow we had on January 14th.   Or maybe not… Does the cold bring out the crows?

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Neighborhood nature walk on the last day of 2012

Having fun with thin layers of ice on top of puddles: Varied Thrush: And, of course, Patrick must climb a tree before we head home!

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Wednesday photo of the week: snow at Oregon Zoo

It snowed yesterday when I took Patrick for a winter day camp at the Oregon Zoo. Perfect since his camp was about polar animals!

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Winter Solstice Night Hike with Portland Parks and Rec, Dec. 21st

Via Portland Parks and Recreation: Nighttime Hoots & Howls Meet a naturalist for an “after hours” walk! Hear the chirps of birds settling in for the night, the hoots of owls as they search for prey, and other night time … Continue reading

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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: snow day

This was January 15th.

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Monday thought of the week: a day to serve

Today Patrick and I intended to go to Tryon Creek State Park for a service day in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, to pull invasive plants that choke out native ones (English Ivy, mainly). However, we realized the … Continue reading

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