January Nature Night


A monarch butterfly. Photo: Jay Mather.
A monarch butterfly. Photo: Jay Mather.
Magnificent Monarchs

Central Oregon is rich with numerous species of native butterflies including the magnificent monarch butterfly. Join Deschutes Land Trust ecologist Amanda Egertson for a colorful tour to learn more about our region's butterflies, with a special focus on the king of the butterfly world: the mighty monarch. All ages are encouraged to attend this family-friendly event where you will learn more about the amazing butterfly life cycle, incredible monarch migrations, and discover ways that you can help them survive and thrive in our high desert.






Amanda Egertson. Photo: John Wiliams.
Amanda Egertson. Photo: John Wiliams.
About Amanda Egertson

Amanda Egertson is the Deschutes Land Trust’s Stewardship Director and oversees the management of all of the Land Trust's protected lands. Amanda has a B.A. in Elementary Education and Music and an M.S. in Animal Ecology, with a research focus on songbirds and butterflies. She leads butterfly tours (often with her kids Lucy and Eli as co-leaders) on Land Trust Preserves and is guiding the Land Trust's work with regional monarch conservation.

Prior to joining the Land Trust in 2004, Amanda worked as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Central Oregon Environmental Center and as a naturalist for the Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory. Amanda is a volunteer at the local Humane Society and at Westside Village Magnet School, and is involved with SOMA (Southern Oregon Monarch Advocates) and MACO (Monarch Advocates of Central Oregon). Amanda and her family spend their free time exploring the great outdoors.