Friends of Tryon Creek http://www.tryonfriends.org Explore · Learn · Protect Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:46:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Join us for our 10th Annual Holiday Forest Market, December 6-7 http://www.tryonfriends.org/supporting-the-friends-through-the-holidays/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/supporting-the-friends-through-the-holidays/#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:34:57 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9020

Annual Wreath Sale – Deadline has now passed


 

Holiday Forest Market

Saturday & Sunday, December 6 – 7

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10:00 – 4:00pm

9:00am Early Bird Entry for members Tryon Creek Nature Center

Featuring beautiful arts and crafts such as handcrafted wood turned bowls, bags, decorative hand thrown pottery and beautiful wood cutting boards, Forest Market takes place within the Tryon Creek Nature Center. The indoor community event offers an opportunity to enjoy holiday shopping while supporting the Friends of Tryon Creek and local artisans. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Friends of Tryon Creek’s education and restoration programs and help support the amazingly talented vendors in our community.

Forest Market Preview


Forest Market Vendor Beth Egee - Spalted Sweet Gum Bowl Forest Market Vendor Beth Egee - Large Poplar Bowl Forest Market Vendor Beth Egee - Wooden Vessels Forest Market Vendor Beverly Cook - Zippered Coin and Card Purses Forest Market Vendor Bob Snyder - Large and thick handmade cutting board Forest Market Vendor Bob Snyder - Large handmade cutting board Forest Market Vendor Elaine Luneke - Polymer Plum Trillium Earrings Forest Market Vendor Elaine Luneke - Polymer White Trillium Earrings Forest Market Vendor Elaine Luneke - Polymer Acorn Earrings Forest Market Vendor Julia Bishop - Beautiful Organic Floral Gift Sets, Rose Forest Market Vendor Julia Bishop - Royal Repellent Organic Lotion, 6oz Forest Market Vendor Julia Bishop - Green French Clay & Olive Oil Cleansing/Mask Bar Forest Market Vendor Julia Bishop - Oregon Leaves Designer Soap with wooden gift box, 6oz Forest Market Vendor Roberta Palmer - Dried lichen terrariums with inspiration rock Forest Market Roberta Palmer - Heart Pendant Forest Market Vendor Shannah Garofalo - Ceramic Trillium Jewelry Box, White Forest Market Vendor Shannah Garofalo - Ceramic Rose in Plum Forest Market Vendor Shannah Garofalo - Daffodil Jewelry Box, Spice Jar, Ring Holder Forest Market Vendor Tim Soucy - Dolphin necklace with mop stone 18" Forest Market Vendor Tim Soucy - Swallow bird with sugalite stone 18" Forest Market Vendor Tim Soucy - Gold crescent moon with rose quartz 24" ]]>
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Send your gift by December 31st http://www.tryonfriends.org/send-your-gift-by-december-31st/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/send-your-gift-by-december-31st/#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:23:42 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9175

The Friends of Tryon Creek invite you to support of the Friends to continue improving upon and reinvigorating our programming in the coming New Year. Whether you visit the park every day or a few times per year, we hope your nature experience renews you.


Year-End gifts can be made conveniently and securely through our online form below. Thank you for your Special Year-End Gift.


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Come spend winter break with your friends at Tryon Creek Natural State Area! http://www.tryonfriends.org/winter-ndc/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/winter-ndc/#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:55:40 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9087 wndc-2

Winter Nature Day Camp

Spending time in the forest is not just for summer, come learn what the animals and plants do in the winter months.  We will celebrate each day getting a little bit longer because of Winter Solstice by playing games, doing crafts and stories.   The natural world is exciting all year long- see you at camp this winter!

Register now for Winter Day Camps

The Magic of Winter

Monday – Wednesday

December 22 – 24

9:00 – 1:00 pm

  • 4 years – Kindergarten
  • $125 (non-members), $100 (members)

Gnome homes, ice sculptures, solstice lore and celebrations will start the fun during this magical winter camp.  We’ll make gifts inspired by the natural world. We’ll also spend plenty of time sharing stories and playing games that evoke the magic of winter.

 

Mysteries of the Winter Forest

Monday – Wednesday

December 22, 9:00 – 3:00pm

December 23, 9:00 – 3:00pm

December 24, 9:00 – 1:00pm

  • Grades 1-5
  • $175 (non-members), $150 (members)

Spend time as an ecology sleuth solving mysteries of the natural world.  Discover where the owls are hiding; track coyotes and bobcats.  We’ll also spend time learning how to make maps, going on scavenger hunts, and playing games that will prepare us to be the ultimate winter detectives.

Staying Alive in the Winter Time

Monday – Wednesday

December 29 – 31,

9:00 – 1:00 pm

  • $125 (non-members), $100 (members)
  • 4 years – Kindergarten

During this exciting three day camp we will explore how the many different animals of Tryon Creek stay alive throughout our winter.  Which animals hibernate?  Which animals store food?  Which animals rely on their hunting skills?  This camp will be devoted to playing games, going on hikes, and conducting activities to learn all about Tryon’s wintertime animal activity.

 

Winter Survival Skills

Monday – Wednesday

December 29, 9:00 – 3:00pm

December 30, 9:00 – 3:00pm

December 31, 9:00 – 1:00pm

  • $175 (non-members), $150 (members)
  • Grades 1-5

Learn how to make shelter to keep you dry, start a fire in the rain, and find survival foods in the forest.  We will learn these skills and many more during this exciting three day camp.  We will also explore Pacific Northwest Native American Culture and the knowledge they have for surviving our winters.


 

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Support The Friends http://www.tryonfriends.org/support-the-friends/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/support-the-friends/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:00:55 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9217

The Friends of Tryon Creek invite you to support of the Friends to continue improving upon and reinvigorating our programming in the coming New Year. Whether you visit the park every day or a few times per year, we hope your nature experience renews you.


Year-End gifts can be made conveniently and securely through our online form below. Thank you for your Special Year-End Gift.


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Give a Gift of Gratitude http://www.tryonfriends.org/give-a-gift-of-gratitude/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/give-a-gift-of-gratitude/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:59:52 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9215

The Friends of Tryon Creek invite you to support of the Friends to continue improving upon and reinvigorating our programming in the coming New Year. Whether you visit the park every day or a few times per year, we hope your nature experience renews you.


Year-End gifts can be made conveniently and securely through our online form below. Thank you for your Special Year-End Gift.


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Traditional and Contemporary Native American Craft Demonstrations http://www.tryonfriends.org/traditional-and-contemporary-native-american-craft-demonstrations/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/traditional-and-contemporary-native-american-craft-demonstrations/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:25:53 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9134 Typha_angustifolia_-_Narrowleaf_Cattail

Traditional Craft Demonstrations

Saturday, Nov 8, 2014

2:00 pm4:00 pm

Traditional and Contemporary Native American craft demonstrations from Western Oregon and the Columbia River region will be shared by Grand Ronde Tribal member Greg Archuleta.  Activities will include traditional basketry and carving exhibited and demonstrations on the uses of materials such as Western Red Cedar, tule, cattail and other natural materials will be provided.

For more information or questions, call 503-636-9886 x225

Free for all ages, no registration required

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Tryon Creek Owl Monitoring Team http://www.tryonfriends.org/tryon-creek-owl-monitoring-team/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/tryon-creek-owl-monitoring-team/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:08:59 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9076
This event is currently full. However you can register now and get added to a waiting list. You will be notified if spaces become available.
 Registration is closed for this event

Saturday, November 22

9:00 - 3:00pm

We are preparing for our fourth year of locating and mapping owl locations throughout Tryon Creek. The Friends will host a kick-off lunch and introduction and training session for the “Owls of Tryon Creek” community supported research project.  This program is intended for adults interested in participating in our highly successful owl monitoring effort.   

This is a free program for adults.

Preregistration required

November 22nd, 2014 9:00 AM   through   3:00 PM

Help spread the word

Please help us and let your friends, colleagues and followers know about our page: Owl Monitoring Team Training Day


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Forest Fungi-Mycological Marvels of Tryon Creek http://www.tryonfriends.org/forest-fungi-mycological-marvels-of-tryon-creek/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/forest-fungi-mycological-marvels-of-tryon-creek/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:09:41 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/forest-fungi-mycological-marvels-of-tryon-creek/feed/ 0 Introduction to Mycology http://www.tryonfriends.org/introduction-to-mycology/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/introduction-to-mycology/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:09:02 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=8998 http://www.tryonfriends.org/introduction-to-mycology/feed/ 0 Exploring the Natural World Through Art http://www.tryonfriends.org/exploring-the-natural-world-through-art-4/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/exploring-the-natural-world-through-art-4/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:22:54 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=8941 http://www.tryonfriends.org/exploring-the-natural-world-through-art-4/feed/ 0