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Bald eagles fly over Pringle Creek

Hard to believe, but a pair of bald eagles circled over Pringle Creek Community this afternoon. It was quite the sight. The camera was all the way in the office, so instead of running to go and fumble around with it we just watched them soar. A group of foresters from the OR Department of Forestry spotted them while admiring the giant Kitalpas by the greenhouses.Thus far in the month of May we have seen onsite a Red Tail hawk regularly (one time with a snake in its talons heading back to the nest), a covey of Quail (eight ... Read more

More Earth Day photos

From Santiago [and as with most photos on this blog, by clicking the photo you can see it enlarged]: Read more

The Case of the Missing Bees

It’s a mystery, a scary one. From a NY Times article, “Bees Vanish, and Scientists Race for Reasons:”More than a quarter of the country’s 2.4 million bee colonies have been lost — tens of billions of bees, according to an estimate from the Apiary Inspectors of America, a national group that tracks beekeeping. So far, no one can say what is causing the bees to become disoriented and fail to return to their hives.As with any great mystery, a number of theories have been posed, and many seem to researchers to be more science fiction than science. People have ... Read more

What we did on Earth Day

The Earth Day party at Pringle Creek last Sunday was just about ideal. It was educational and thought-provoking, but best of all, it was just a really, really good time.There were very intelligent students and teachers sharing their research on creek restoration and water quality in their local watersheds through the Adopt-a-Stream Youth Environmental Summit--their work is a beacon of light in our city. Younger kids made newspaper pots, seed balls, and other art projects. Elementary school students with string instruments performed live with their music teacher, Diane, who also played a few songs with Blue Lightening, a Portland ... Read more

Earth Day at Pringle Creek

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