Category Archives: kids and nature

Chilly March Day

Walking through Totem Park this morning, I noticed that Indian River is quite low. I guess I’ve not paid close enough attention to say if it’s as low as I have ever seen it (it’s not quite as eye catching … Continue reading

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South Beach at Halibut Point Rec

Although it was my turn to pick where we would hike today, I offered to trade days with Rowan since I was not feeling up to doing anything very long on this sunny Saturday. She prefers shorter outings with less … Continue reading

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Gavan Hill Hike

It was a nice sunny day, and Connor, Rowan, and I headed up Gavan Hill with the goal of getting to the ridge line. Although there was snow on the trail, it was not particularly icy nor deep, so it … Continue reading

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Celery Leaftier (Udea rubigalis)

We were a little surprised to see moths flying around in the house this January. Connor and Rowan teamed up to catch one, which I later photographed. After posting to bugguide and getting a reasonable identification for it, it seems … Continue reading

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Indian River

The kids and I visited Indian River at the road bridge today. While I was watching and photographing the American Dipper nest Connor discovered a couple of days ago, Rowan managed to catch a fresh water sculpin – something I … Continue reading

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Robin on Nest

While Connor was out try to get pictures of hummingbirds at a feeder we put up earlier in the week, he noticed a robin nest in the tree adjacent to our house. I can see it from where I work … Continue reading

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