How to Charm Your Children into Studying Nature

If you stop seeing nature study as something to do, and start to live it as a way of life, those big moments you were searching for seem to happen all the time — effortlessly.

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Whiskey Springs

About a 45 min. drive and a few pieces of key equipment and … we reach birding heaven. Yellow-rumped Warbler, MacGillvray’s Warbler, Hermit Thrush, Swainson’s Thrush, Orange-crowned Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Hermit Warbler, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Western Tanager, Western Wood Pewee were just a few. They all congregate here because of this unassuming bit […]

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Blue Pool

Yep, it’s really that blue. That’s it — no filters. The downside is it’s a well-known destination. You have to navigate mountain bikers, lines of hikers, dogs, and people taking selfies as they jump into it. Still, it’s worth it. The hike is shady most of the time, yet, the arrival yields that sense of […]

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The other day, we decided to hike even though the daylight was disappearing. Smith Rock beckoned. We brought the binoculars and our latest edition of iBird pro. Greta used her creativity in how to carry her water bottle. Birding for us means we stand around and argue about what we see or hear. We love […]

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