Category: Resources

Table Rocks



The Ecology of the Table Rocks

Written by Abby Nichols of the Northwest Nature Shop, Nature Conservancy Volunteer Field Assistant The Table Rocks are distinct landmarks of the Rogue Valley - two horseshoe-shaped geologic features sitting squarely between the Cascade and Siskiyou Ranges in Southern Oregon.  Remnants of a prehistoric lava flow, these archaic rock formations are home ... Read More
February 10, 2016Caroline
Cone Style Baffle


Written By Chris Uhtoff Since bird seed has gotten more expensive, keeping squirrels away from birdfeeders has taken on more importance for many people. If squirrels are becoming your backyard nemesis there are a variety of methods to keep feeders squirrel free; and all are simple solutions for protecting birdfeeders. The first ... Read More
November 25, 2015Northwest Nature Shop


I love to give a gift to a child that will get them moving and playing outside. I look for toys that can handle the wear and tear of my 3 kids ages 4, 8 and 10. They play hard and I expect their toys to be durable. Being a ... Read More
November 15, 2015Caroline


If you’re planning any spring landscaping or yard projects don’t forget the birds! You can transform your yard into a beautiful and bird friendly environment with a few simple steps. Most of the songbirds that frequent our feeders also rely upon trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses to provide food, shelter and ... Read More
March 11, 2015Northwest Nature Shop


A Landlord's Guide to Getting Started By Treasa Runzi Bluebirds are native to the North American landscape. The last couple of centuries, their natural habitat has dwindled due to increases of urban, agricultural, and industrial developments. The introduction of non-native species, like house sparrows and the European starling, has led to an ... Read More
February 15, 2015Northwest Nature Shop



Hummers in the Winter

We are fortunate to have cute little Anna's around throughout the winter. Be sure and give them an energy boost during this cold weather by hanging a feeder. You'll gain hours of pleasure watching these colorful winter residents and do them a favor by providing them a much needed energy ... Read More
January 28, 2015Northwest Nature Shop
Seed Hoop Medium



Bird Feeding Tips

Find solace and splendor in nature by watching birds feed at your backyard wild bird feeding station.  Here are our expert bird feeding tips for attracting birds to your backyard: 1.  Provide a variety of feeders The most universally eaten birdseed at a backyard bird feeder is black oil sunflower seed.  Provide ... Read More
November 20, 2014Northwest Nature Shop



Wind Power Kit Built by Kids

NWNS Testing Labs- Build and Testing the Thames and Kosmos Wind Power Kit Built by Kids! There has been a lot of testing of toys behind the scenes here at the Northwest Nature Shop.  We are often asked about products, and feel that the best way to answer questions is to know ... Read More
February 15, 2014Northwest Nature Shop


The Northwest Nature Shop offers beautiful sculptures carved from recycled oil drums made by artists in Haiti with 100% of the profits going directly to victims of the earthquake. In Haiti the traditional art of converting oil drums into wall sculptures shows the talent, creativity and resourcefulness in the face ... Read More
February 5, 2014Northwest Nature Shop