Tag: Ashland

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


Join us to learn about the principles of photography and then make a sun print to take home!  Kids will explore how light can transform the Sunprint paper similar to photography.  The blue molecules embedded in the paper are sensitive to ultra-violet light. We will arrange objects onto the 4″x4″ ... Read More
July 16, 2017Marie Uhtoff


Make a solar oven to cook up some delicious s'mores! Join NW Nature Shop to make this fun, easy science project using recycled materials. Plus you'll learn about absorption, insulation and the sun's energy. Sunday July 9th 2 pm. Materials are limited so please call the shop in advance to ... Read More
July 9, 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



Ashland With Kids

Written by Marie Uhtoff   Ashland has many great activities to do beyond the world-renown Shakespeare festival.  Of course I highly recommend taking in a play or two when you are in town (my kids are 5, 8 and 10 and I can always find at least 1 play we all enjoy ... Read More
April 7, 2016Caroline


Come into the shop today for a free copy of the official Northwest Nature Shop Ashland Map and Recommended Hikes!!   1. Lower Table Rock; 5.2 miles round trip (Hiking, No Dogs) 2. Upper Table Rock; 2.8 miles round trip (Hiking, No Dogs) 3. Denmam Wildlife Refuge/ Oregon Fish & Wildlife Office; ponds (Wildlife ... Read More
March 25, 2016Northwest Nature Shop
Ashland, Oregon Day Trips by Barbara Tricarico


Friday, February 12, 2016 4-6pm Northwest Nature Shop Here in Ashland we have an abundance of artistic talent, beautiful natural scenery, and culture-rich towns to enjoy. These qualities are the focus of two fabulous coffee-table books by local photographer Barbara Tricarico: Ashland, Oregon (2013) and the recently published Ashland, Oregon Day Trips. ... Read More
January 25, 2016Caroline


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


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


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