2011 Blog posts

One birthday with horses and hats

Sunday was my husband's birthday and I decided we would celebrate by tailgating at the Cascade Polo Club match and helping support the Land Trust.

New Years at Whychus Canyon

On New Years day each year I like to look back on my past efforts from the year before. What better way to celebrate 2010 than by going out to a place where I spent so much of the year...

Alder Springs, where spring blooms first

I love visiting Alder Springs in the springtime. Not only is it jaw-droppingly gorgeous, but it really gives you a taste of spring before it has sprung elsewhere.

Bats, Birds and Beauty in the Canyon

On Bat Night, adults and children alike were excited at the prospect of seeing a bat up close. Tom Rodhouse, Ecologist with the National Park Service, was our expert for the evening.

Bluebirds for spring

I trusted the weather today and spent four hours at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve this afternoon enjoying being out and happy to see the special harbingers of spring.

Meet the Board: Bob Evans

Fish-free-er and a guy full of surprises. His joy was obvious at the steelhead release at Whychus Canyon Preserve, eyes sparkling, grin mischievous.

Cut off

With the power out, author Mary Sojourner reflects on what really connects us.

First flowers of spring

Just when you thought winter would never end, the first wildflowers appear in the Central Oregon desert.

Notes From the Field

Amanda Egertson has what some (myself included) would consider to be one of the best jobs in existence. Most days, Amanda spends her time out in the field...

Geologic time

Lahar. Colluvium. Tuff. This is the language of geology. Listen closely and it will tell you the history of this place--long before we came to be. That is, if you can decode it!