Trusting the Land
Trusting the Land: the conservation blog of the Deschutes Land Trust
Welcome to Trusting the Land--musings on land and place in Central Oregon. Featuring staff and volunteers from the Deschutes Land Trust. Subscribe today and share!
Spring in the high desert is a tentative thing: sun and warm temperatures one day followed by snow the next. The only sure sign that spring is really here is the arrival of wildflowers.
The Land Trust's final 2015 Nature Night featured Suzanne Fouty talking about beavers and the ways they--and other natural partners--contribute to habitat and water security. Read on for more information on the talk and for an OPB audio postcard from the follow-up field trip.
It's a popular time of year to join us for a hike or a Nature Night. Even if a hike or event is full, here's why it's good to get on the wait list anyway.
Entomologist Celeste Searles Mazzacano presented our February Nature Night on Oregon's dragonflies and damselflies. Enjoy slides from her presentation and find her suggested resources to learn more about these fascinating insects in our region.
Check out stunning sightings of cougars on our Land Trust Preserve wildlife cameras. Learn more about these gorgeous creatures from volunteer and wildlife expert, Gary Gustafson.