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Trusting the Land: the conservation blog of the Deschutes Land Trust

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Spring is for wildflowers

Spring is for wildflowers

Posted by Sarah Mowry at Apr 01, 2015 12:00 AM |

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.

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The habitat benefits of beavers

The habitat benefits of beavers

Posted by Sarah Mowry at Mar 23, 2015 01:09 PM |

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.

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Three reasons it pays to get on the wait list

Three reasons it pays to get on the wait list

Posted by karly@deschuteslandtrust.org at Mar 10, 2015 01:05 PM |

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.

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Dragonflies and damselflies with Celeste Searles Mazzacano

Dragonflies and damselflies with Celeste Searles Mazzacano

Posted by Sarah Mowry at Feb 26, 2015 02:30 PM |

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.

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From our wildlife camera: Cougars in Central Oregon

From our wildlife camera: Cougars in Central Oregon

Posted by karly@deschuteslandtrust.org at Feb 10, 2015 10:20 AM |

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.

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