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Swiftwatch: Urban Birdwatching in Portland

Swiftwatch: Urban Birdwatching in Portland

It’s the kind of event that could make the average Portlander (if they weren’t flexible from all that yoga) dislocate a shoulder from patting themselves on the back for how cool their city is.  Even in my state of I-don’t-really-belong-in-my-home-town cynicism, I have to admit that this is pretty special.  An incredible natural display in […]

Las Pozas: Surreal Oasis in the Mexican Jungle

Las Pozas: Surreal Oasis in the Mexican Jungle

What would happen if the offspring of MC Escher bred with the offspring of Salvador Dali and their child grew up to study art, architecture and landscape design before taking lots of drugs and heading off into the Mexican jungle? Well, I don’t really know what would happen.  But it would probably be a lot […]

The Ants Go Marching…and Cutting, and Farming

The Ants Go Marching…and Cutting, and Farming

Meandering along the trail in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Jaguar Preserve in Belize, I found myself wishing I had an extra pair of eyeballs – one set to watch where I’m going (I’m a terrible klutz), and another pair to take in the scenery. The dense, broadleaf forest offered a feast for the […]