Wild in the City: A Guide to Portland's Natural Areas

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Michael C. Houck, Mary Jane Cody
Oregon Historical Society Press, 2000 - Nature - 433 pages
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Detailed information about more than 85 natural areas in the Portland metro area allows anyone to explore the urban wilderness. A checklist of birds is included. "A must-have for anyone even remotely interested in signs of wildlife amid Portland's concrete canyons and manicured lawns. Every schoolteacher should be supplied one for field trips. Every car should be sold with one in its glove compartment. Tuck one into every motel-room drawer next to the Gideon Bible. Front to back, there's something in this book for everyone-a trip to take, a thought to spark a memory, a term to explain."-Bill Monroe, Portland Oregonian

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User Review  - Staroleum - LibraryThing

Great descriptions of Portland, Oregon, outdoors spaces, including some fairly obscure ones, like the moribund Bundy Park, which I think the city has simply gated and forgotten about. Includes short ... Read full review


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Michael C. Houck is executive director of the Urban Greenspaces Institute and a longtime national leader in urban park and greenspace issues. He is the author of"Wild on the Willamette: Exploring the Lower Willamette River" and co-editor of "The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology.

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