As posted on the Nature of Portland blog:
I love the sound of crickets in the evening. They always remind me of summers where I grew up in North Carolina. It seems like we had more crickets there, and where my grandparents lived in the mid-west, than we do here in western Oregon (or should I say HEAR in western Oregon?). I don't know if that's true, but it…Continue
It seems I've been circling some sort of strange otter nexus, lately.…
It's Rose Festival time in Portland.Continue
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Common Camas lily and Rosy…
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Remember all that sun we had recently? Wasn't that amazing? I wonder if we'll feel that kind of warmth on our shoulders again before, I don't know... June? I sure hope so, because I've got a bad case of Spring Fever!
This past weekend, I tried to soak up as many of those precious rays as I could. So while millions were watching Superbowl XLVI, I was out puttering…
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A fairly well-known bit of Portland trivia, is that Portland's Forest Park is the largest urban forest in the United States. A lesser-known fact is that Portland is also home to the world's smallest park - according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Mill Ends Park is located in downtown Portland, right in the middle of Naito…Continue
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One of my early posts on this blog was a complete profile of Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. I visited the garden two days ago, in the evening, and thought I'd share a few pictures from my walk. Most of the Rhododendrons have not quite bloomed. A few have, and I'm sure a lot of the others will be bursting into bloom very soon. But there are lots of other…Continue
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Whether you're creating an all-native landscape or just looking to add some early interest to your yard, the Red-flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum) is one good choice. It's a drought-tolerant NW native, and the abundant red to pink flowers that each shrub produces are a good source of nectar for many native pollinating insects (such as Mason bees). The…Continue
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When it comes to government and planning in the Portland metro area, there's possibly nothing as controversial as the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB). Some Portland residents don't like the idea of increased density that the UGB encourages. Farmers naturally want to preserve nearby farmland, and anytime there's a proposed modification or expansion of the UGB, the fur is sure to fly.
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Signs of Spring are popping up - and open - everywhere! From Trilliums at Tryon Creek, to the Red flowering currants in my yard, things are starting to come alive.
Just a quick post to encourage everyone to go see the beautiful cherry blossoms right now along Portland's waterfront (between the…Continue
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As you would plainly see, from the nifty Outdoor Blogger Network badge - if you were on the home page of my blog called the Nature of Portland - I am a member of the Outdoor Blogger Network (OBN). The OBN is a great way for outdoor bloggers, outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds, and would-be outdoor blog readers to connect and discuss the things…Continue
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