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Trees that can see

October 9, 2017

Trees don’t have two eyes like we do, yet they can see. They know how much light is hitting their leaves, and they know the quality of that light, too.

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Nature photography hacks with Robert Llewellyn

October 9, 2017

“If it looks familiar, it is not new.” —Robert Llewellyn

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A sneak peek at The Living Forest

September 21, 2017

From the leaves and branches of the canopy to the roots and soil of the understory, the forest is a complex, interconnected ecosystem filled with plants, birds, mammals, insects, and fungi. The Living Forest: A Visual Journey Into the Heart of the Woods by Robert Llewellyn and Joan Maloof celebrates this beautiful and mysterious system with […]

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Living Fire: Not your grandparents’ landscape

May 9, 2017

An excerpt from Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West by Gary Ferguson.

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An interview with Gary Ferguson of Land on Fire

May 4, 2017

“While the effects of climate change vary greatly region to region, the entire planet is being affected to some degree.”

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Arbor Day

April 29, 2011

Today is Arbor Day in the United States. Arbor Day is an interesting holiday, which gets less press than the all-out events of Earth Day. It originated in Nebraska in 1872, and was founded by Julius Sterling Morton, the editor of the Nebraska City News. April 10th, 1872, was the first Arbor Day, and apparently […]

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Adventures of a plant explorer

July 14, 2009

Plant explorer Dan Hinkley came through Portland recently, and told stories of seed collecting and traveling the world. His most recent book, The Explorer’s Garden: Shrubs and Vines from the Four Corners of the World, includes excerpts from his garden journals. I imagine that it’s the best possible way to keep track of all the […]

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