Hikes for Kids: Neahkanie Mountain (Manzanita, OR)

Every summer we do a camping with our school at Nehalem Bay State Park which is just outside of the gorgeous, tiny town of Manaznita. This year a group of us decided we wanted to add more hiking/walking to our stay and we checked out a couple of things. The first was a walk from... Continue Reading →

Hikes for kids: Cooper Mountain Nature Park (Beaverton)

Nitty Gritty: Hiking trails are perfect for even the littlest hikers! Nice and level with no drop offs or long steep stretches. 3.5 miles of trails in the park No pets are allowed, so please leave your 4-legged fur babies at home There is lots of poison oak in the park and there are signs... Continue Reading →

Native Plants of the Willamette Valley

We have become students of what makes Oregon, well...Oregon! One of these things is our flora! In Portland we have a program called the Backyard Habitats Certification Program and last year I was awarded a Gold certificate. In the process of that, I have learned so much, but sometimes I forget what things are called,... Continue Reading →

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