Category: Staff Reviews

Staff reviews

Swimming holes


by Jeanine Moy, Northwest Nature Shop Naturalist Southwest Oregon hosts amazing places to go swimming. Our backyard public-lands boast alpine lakes, wild rivers, and tumbling waterfalls on Cascade volcanic rocks and steep Siskiyou drainages. This region is marked by aquatic refuges for people and wildlife alike. Before you go, make sure to ... Read More


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


Do you ever wonder how cold it got the previous night while you were sleeping in your warm bed, or what the high temperature was at your home in the summer while you were dipping your toes in Lake of the Woods. Well, I’m a statistic freak and I’m always ... Read More
February 18, 2016Northwest 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



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