It's the still moments that matter most, the Oxbow veteran says, the times when you sit tight and let nature happen instead of going out and seeking it.
Category: natural areas
Viral video provides learning opportunity for nature enthusiasts
Note to Norwegian comedy-turned-rock duo Ylvis: A fox doesn't say "ring-ding-ding" or "wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow" or "hatee-hatee-hatee-ho." In fact, fox noises aren't even a mystery, as this year's hottest viral video would have you believe.
Perhaps the most endearing example of community support for the Orenco Woods Nature Park in Hillsboro is a local student's drawing of a master plan for the park, rendered carefully in crayon. Orenco Woods Nature Park will be a 30-acre park in central Hillsboro, a project two years in the making whose master plan was enthusiastically sanctioned by the Metro Council Thursday.
Nature University students are introduced to time-honored techniques of nature observation and principles of discovery learning. Students learn about common wildlife and plants, the ecology of wetlands and ancient forests, and effective teaching techniques.
Investigators are looking into a fire that damaged restrooms and temporarily closed Mount Talbert Nature Park around 1 a.m. Friday. The park reopened early Friday afternoon, but bathrooms will remain shut until they can be repaired. Metro managers were on site Friday to assess the damage.
About 71 percent of a $227.4 million natural areas bond measure has been invested, according to the latest report from the Natural Areas Program Performance Oversight Committee. The committee said Metro is on track to meet goals in three major areas: buying regional natural areas, supporting local nature projects and awarding community grants.
Fall in Oregon is a quick flash of bright leaves and crisp, sunny afternoons, here and gone again all too quickly. Before this ephemeral season slips once more through our fingers, view this list of Metro employee favorite fall places for outdoor adventure ideas this autumn.
Nothing quite says "Pacific Northwest" like the annual return of salmon from the ocean, fighting upstream to spawn and die in the rivers of their birth. In October, witness this ancient, iconic phenomenon at Metro's Oxbow Regional Park along the Sandy River, one of the nation's designated Wild and Scenic Rivers.
Nature in Neighborhoods conservation education grants available for projects that connect people with nature
Want to teach people about nature, create local community partnerships or foster leaders to connect people with water quality, fish and wildlife habitat in the Portland metropolitan area? Do you need funding to make your idea a reality? Apply for Metro’s Nature in Neighborhoods conservation education grants.
Crawling on cold, wet ground in February was not what Maggie Fromholtz expected to love. "I was almost a little hesitant," she says of her first animal tracking outing earlier this year.