About

Mission

To open the book of nature and listen.

Reading Nature is a web log of the stories you hear, see, feel, taste and smell in nature.

Find a sit spot, a spot outside that you visit often, engage your senses and get to know the ground, green and sky around you. Pay attention to changes, to birdsong at different times of year, to how the sound of road traffic changes with the wind. Read your place and write about it. Share your first-person stories with editors at [email protected] Connect with places around the globe. 

Reading Nature aims to increase environmental literacy, “an individuals understanding, skills and motivation to make responsible decisions that consider his or her relationship to natural systems, communities and future generations.” - No Oregon Child Left Inside Act 

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Rachael Pecore-Valdez

Storycatcher | Ecologist | Editor

Born on Two Rivers Farm near Aurora, OR the outdoors played an important part of Rachael’s life. With family roots in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, and generational family connections to Minnesota, Wisconsin, D.C., Virginia, North Dakota, California, Quebec, France, Slovakia, Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany and Norway she comes from the stories of many places. 

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