Plants + Pollinators Walk, Whychus Canyon Preserve


Join the Deschutes Land Trust, David Miller and Jim Anderson for a walk to learn about the plants and insects of Whychus Canyon Preserve. Explore the Preserve's old-growth juniper forests while you learn native plants and the insects that interact with them. Pollinators from bees to butterflies play an important role in ensuring plants survive as a species and plants, of course, are key to clean air and water. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

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  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is an easy ~2 mile hike on the Whychus Canyon Preserve hiking trails.

    Route: This hike will start at the Whychus Canyon Preserve kiosk and follow trails into the Preserve. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.

  • What to Bring

    Snacks/lunch, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    Whychus Canyon Preserve is a 930 acre Preserve on Whychus Creek near Sisters, Oregon. It was first established by the Deschutes Land Trust in 2010 and an additional 480 acres was added in 2014. The Preserve contains four miles of Whychus Creek, high quality grasslands, old growth juniper, cottonwood and aspen stands. With such a diverse range of habitats, Whychus Canyon Preserve is home to a variety of fish and wildlife.