Butterfly + Plant Walk, Metolius Preserve

Join the Deschutes Land Trust, Amanda Egertson, and David Miller for a late spring walk to learn about butterflies and the plants they depend on at the Metolius Preserve. Delight in up-close encounters with butterflies as you learn about their unique features, natural history, and their intricate relationship to native plants. The Preserve is home to a unique mix of native wildflowers, shrubs, and trees that help butterflies thrive. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is an easy ~1-2 mile hike on dirt roads and trails.

    Route: This hike will start at the North Trailhead of the Metolius Preserve and will explore trails in the area. 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, closed toe shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    The Metolius Preserve is a 1,240 acre forested Preserve near Camp Sherman, Oregon. The Deschutes Land Trust established the Preserve in 2003. The Preserve contains mature ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and western larch, as well as a rich diversity of other plant species. Three miles of Lake Creek, an important tributary to the Metolius River, flow through the property, contributing to the rich habitat found on the Preserve.