What comes to your mind when you think about urban wildlife? Crows? Pigeons? Raccoons? What about wild turkeys, deer and gophers! Today we are showcasing photos of animals found in urban or suburban habitats around the bay area. We hope that by viewing these photos you will realize that being a part of nature is [...]
First things first. We want to apologize for long absence in adventures. Its not that there hasn’t been any adventures, but our site has been down for a while and sometimes adventures are better off recounted in our personal memory (or we were just lazy). Now that we have that out of the way. Today [...]
Today we pick up our adventures at a great little spot in San Francisco called Land’s End. Its a beautiful piece of rugged coastline located in the Northwest corner of this bustling city.
I have been spending a lot of time in San Francisco and have adventured to some really great spots. Last week I volunteered with the Presidio Park Stewards, a fine group of people and interns that spend their time beautifying this fabulous urban national park. We spent the morning battling two invasive species: the narrowleaf [...]
On a recent Saturday adventure a friend of mine and I decided to take ourselves to the forest along the Oregon coastal mountain range. We only wanted one thing, Golden Babies! These little fungi are not only golden in color, but are also worth their weight in gold. At the farmer’s market these golden babies [...]
My friends often exclaim, “Diana you are always so prepared! I love adventuring with you!” You too, my friends, can also be prepared for adventuring. There are 4 essentials to bring on your adventures. These are simple and you might want to bring more than what is on the list, but these are the basic [...]
Whoa mamma! temperatures in Portland are soaring over 90 degrees this past week. Do you know what that means? RIVER!!! That’s right. RIVER RIVER RIVER! Today urban adventurer takes you on a journey to a fabulous and popular river float along the beautiful Clackamas River. The Clackamas is an interesting and important urban river. Most [...]
Today we are going to discover an urban river gem. Known as Tomahawk Island or Ricky Point this cool spot is on the banks of the mighty Columbia River.
Like I mentioned before: Crabs are coming! Actually they have already come and gone. I spent the last week in lovely Bodega Bay, California helping with an ecological survey of the population of European Green Crabs. They are an invasive species that are native to (you guessed it) Europe! They out-compete the other native crabs, [...]
Urban adventurer has been adventuring around the bay area this last week and will return next week for a week long study of invasive crabs. Until then here are some cool photos of lined shore crab which I took along the rip-rap lining the beach near the Presidio on the San Francisco bay.
This last weekend I took an adventure to lovely San Francisco for the annual pride festival. Dolores Park is a heavily used urban park that was the gathering place for many of the pride festivities. On Saturday afternoon while picnicking with 50,000 of my closest friends I looked up to find a stunning array of [...]
Welcome to Urban Adventurer! The most fabulous website in the world! Hold on to your hats while your host Diana Edwards takes you on fabulous adventures. We explore urban nature, “wild-places”, and the dance floor. We adventure high and low in Portland Oregon. We are always looking for interesting and cool places to adventure. Hazaa!