Children’s book set in familiar national forest

A new children’s book, to be released on Monday, that invites youngsters to become close observers of the natural world is set right here in our neck of the woods. “Ellie’s Log: Exploring the Forest Where the Great Tree Fell” takes place in the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest near Blue River — in the heart of the Willamette National Forest.  ONREP will be hosting a workshop featuring the book and author on April 19 & 20.