Category: Things to do

Things to do in the Ashland, Oregon area.

Bird Walk

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Feb2016
Join Northwest Nature Shop's expert birder Terence Philippe for a series of local bird walks. Spring marks the return of longer days and also heralds the return of many birds that migrate south during the winter. It’s also the beginning of nesting season for many of these returning birds. So ... Read More
February 2, 2016Caroline

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Jul2015
It’s summertime in Southern Oregon and lucky for us it is easy and very fun to take our kids on great outdoor adventures. Recent studies show that kids who play outside are healthier, happier and more well rounded as a whole. Children experience an increase in self-confidence, self-esteem, optimism, independence ... Read More

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Jul2015
Standing on the rock looking down into the incredibly blue mountain lake we had just hiked into in the Marble Mountain Wilderness I hesitated to jump knowing how cold that melted-snow fed water would be but on a hot summer day, water is irresistible. I held my breath and took ... Read More
7.5rain

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Jun2015
How to get your kids outside this summer: give them a butterfly net, a magnifying glass and a bug box. Endure the whines of ‘I’m bored…I want someone to play with me…I want something to do…can I have an ice cream?'…and just let them spend some time outside.  They’ll be ... Read More
terencep1

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Jun2015
The weather is getting warmer, snow is melting at the higher elevations, wildflowers are blooming, butterflies are fluttering so get out and hike! Here are 10 local hiking trails around Ashland that we recommend starting from easiest to more advanced: Photos of  the Pacific Crest Trail near Mount Ashland by Terence ... Read More
northwest nature Shop family shot

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May2015
We are celebrating our 30th anniversary. My parents, Mike and Kathy Uhtoff opened the Northwest Nature Shop in Ashland in 1985. We moved from Portland, OR where Mike was the director of the Portland Audubon and Kathy ran the Portland Audubon gift shop.   They dreamed of a store that would incorporate their ... Read More
Terence Philippe 2

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Apr2015
By Terence Philippe The Klamath Basin is well known amongst birders for its spectacular winter collections of raptors and ducks and geese, but did you know that it is also on the spring migration route for wading and shorebirds? April is the month to plan your visit to see Black-necked Stilts, American ... Read More
WRT

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Mar2015
Ashland offers an incredible opportunity for trail running, hiking and biking.  I’ve been running and hiking the trails in Ashland for over twenty years and I still love the fact I can run from my house and be on a trail within minutes. I run almost every day and these ... Read More
March 11, 2015Northwest Nature Shop
klamath

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Feb2015

Klamath Basin Birding

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If you havenʼt yet visited the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges during the waterfowl migration period now is the time to go! The sheer number and variety of birds throughout the basin is awe inspiring! The waterfowl migration is nearing its peak from mid-March through mid-April, and the eagles and ... Read More
February 15, 2015Northwest Nature Shop
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Feb2015
Ashland Pond, tucked away below Quiet Village on the north side of town, is one of Ashland's best kept secrets. Experienced birders know it as one of the area's birding "Hotspots" where the variety and concentration of birds is awe inspiring.
February 15, 2015Northwest Nature Shop