Multcolib My Librarian Karen S: Backyard nature for all ages
Annotation:Where does the wild end and the city begin? Journey into the heart of the everyday wild, where coyotes, raccoons, chickens, hawks, and humans live in closer proximity than ever before.
Annotation:Throughout the day and into the night various birds sing their songs, beginning with the woodpecker who taps a pole ten times and counting down to the hummingbird who calls once. Ages 2-8.
Annotation:This conversational, humorous yet information-packed introduction to bird-watching encourages kids to get outdoors with a sketchbook and really look up--no binoculars needed. Ages 8-12.
Annotation:Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be a bird of prey? Frida, the peregrine falcon, narrates the story of how her family came to live in the city of Portland, Oregon. Based on true accounts. Ages 8-12.
Annotation:Meet non-releasable educational animals, such as a falcon and a spotted owl, and check out the interpretive displays in the lobby. Free but donations accepted.
Annotation:Montgomery looks closely at seven bird families--falcons, crows, pigeons, chickens, parrots, hummingbirds and cassowaries--to find the essence of what makes a bird a bird.
Annotation:Traces the life of a raccoon family from the cubs' birth under the April moon to their winter's sleep with realistic paintings. Ages 2-8.
Annotation:A guide to help identify and get along with the neighborhood raccoon and all our other wild neighbors such as newts and earwigs. For adults but also accessible for good upper elementary readers.
Annotation:Packed with scientific information on everything from the anatomy of an owl's eye to the stars in the Big Dipper. Full-on nature activities such as building an owl-house complement the info. Ages 9-13.
Annotation:An old oak introduces the wildlife that live in and around it: ants, a downy woodpecker, an owl, squirrels, baby robins in a nest, a moth's cocoon--even children on a swing. Ages 3-8.
Annotation:A close look at plants, bugs, birds and other wildlife in our Northwestern yards. Learn about mole somersaults and the jaunty junco in our surprisingly populous yards.
Annotation:With over 85 maps and guides to natural sites, Wild in the City leads the reader, hiker, biker, birder, canoeist, naturalist and armchair enthusiast into the Portland/Vancouver area urban landscape.
Annotation:Just south of Foster Rd. on 122nd Ave, Leach Botanical Gardens has free classes for kids and adults and regular Honeybee Hikes for preschoolers.
Annotation:Just about every local nature-related event you might share with your family is on this website. Scroll down the page to find the many regularly scheduled guided walks for preschoolers and for all ages.
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The whole family: grownups, school-age kids and preschoolers can learn at the same time about some of the animals in our own backyards. Enjoy scientific fiction and conversational non-fiction, and follow the links to some great activities in our area. Karen S