Magness Memorial Tree Farm is the World Forestry Center’s education forest. It’s 80 acres located about a half an hour’s drive from the World Forestry Center itself. We’ve only visited once, & I’ll admit that I left there a bit underwhelmed. I don’t know why. It was a nice place, just not what I was expecting. I think maybe I was envisioning an education center
Biomes of the World: Deciduous Forest
Our final stop on our trip around the world was the deciduous forest of Europe. Wikipedia describes a deciduous forest as: forests that are dominated by trees that lose their leaves each year. They are found in areas with warm, moist summers and mild winters.
Biomes of the World: Temperate Rainforest
The first stop on our world tour was a temperate rainforest in North America. This is very similar to the biome we live in, so it was a great place to start. Although, I think the idea of a temperate rainforest confused Farm Kid1 a little bit. He’s only ever heard about tropical rainforests. I could have also chosen a coniferous forest as our home
Tillamook Forest Center
Farm Kid1 has visited the Tillamook Forest Center twice with Cub Scouts, but this was my first time going. I really enjoyed it. It’s a great discovery center & it’s free (donations accepted, of course). The museum has a ton of information on the Tillamook Forest including plants, animals & how people use the area.