Marie Uhtoff



by Harry Nehls On August 21 a total eclipse of the sun will pass eastward over the central sections of Oregon. This event has generated considerable interest among humans. But what effect will the eclipse have on local wildlife? On February 26, 1979, a total eclipse passed directly over Portland, allowing ... Read More
July 1, 2017Marie Uhtoff


  Join local naturalists on free public hikes on weekend days in June and early July 2017. Explore wildlands in the expanded Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument that scientists recommended in order to make the Monument more ecologically whole. Learn about local flora and fauna, visit some nice country, and be inspired to ... Read More
June 19, 2017Marie Uhtoff


                  If you haven't been by the shop recently then you likely haven't seen our new garden patio space. Last year we decided to convert some of the old blacktop area next to the store into an inviting and relaxing outdoor area. After months of design sessions and permitting we ... Read More
June 16, 2017Marie Uhtoff


Get ready for this summer's big event, a total solar eclipse, that in parts of northern Oregon will be a total eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth and casts its shadow on the earth. Depending on your location you can experience ... Read More
June 10, 2017Marie Uhtoff



All About Hummingbirds

Written by Chris Uhtoff of the Northwest Nature Shop Hummingbirds are almost a magical presence in the garden, like the famous pixie Tinkerbell from Peter Pan. The unusual humming sound of their wings, as they beat up to 200 times per second signals their presence. Often you only catch a glimpse ... Read More
April 12, 2016Marie Uhtoff
niger sock feeder


Niger Thistle (Nyjer Seed) is the most popular bird seed for goldfinches and pine siskins. This article covers what birds particularly like Niger Thistle, the seeds history and the best ways to feed niger seed. Written by Chris Uhtoff of the Northwest Nature Shop The popular finch seed Niger ( Guizotia abyssinica ... Read More
April 11, 2016Marie Uhtoff


Written by Steve Harvey Have you ever had you breath taken away by the sight of a summer meadow in bloom?  The lush and richly varied colors of a meadow filled with summer's wildflowers or a carpet of flowers in a shaded forest glen are sights that most of us truly ... Read More
March 24, 2016Marie Uhtoff


Written by Jay Van Tussenbrook It's better not to guess. As the rains come and the weather warms, spring flowers aren't the only thing popping up out of the soil. Those little mounds of earth steadily rising in the backyard will soon open up to reveal mushrooms! Here in Southern Oregon that most likely means ... Read More
March 24, 2016Marie Uhtoff