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Nature Nights

Join the Deschutes Land Trust for Nature Nights--monthly presentations on nature-related topics from January through March.

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The Deschutes Land Trust has been the proud presenter of Nature Nights since 2011! Nature Nights are monthly presentations on a nature-related topic held from January through March. Topics vary each year, but are given by experts in their field. All Nature Nights are free and usually start at 7pm at the Tower Theatre in Bend. Tickets are required and registration generally opens a month prior to each talk.

2023 Nature Nights

January 25: Fungi in the Forest with Ariel Cowan

February 21: A History of Trees—Fire, Old-Growth, and Forest Restoration in Central Oregon with Dr. James Johnston

March 22: Wild Horses, Wolves, and Other Wildlife of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation with Austin L. Smith, Jr.

Past Nature Nights

2022 Nature Nights


2021 Nature Nights


2020 Nature Nights


2019 Nature Nights


2018 Nature Nights


2017 Nature Nights


2016 Nature Nights


2015 Nature Nights


2014 Nature Nights


2013 Nature Nights

  • January 30: Pole Creek Fire Recovery with ecologist Maret Pajutee
  • February 27: Stories from Oregon Field Guide with OPB producer Jeff Douglas
  • March 27: A Natural History of Butterflies with THE butterfly guy Robert Pyle


2012 Nature Nights


2011 Nature Nights

  • January 25: Tracking Central Oregon Wildlife in Winter with Larry Berrin
  • February 24: Forest Fire Ecology East of the Cascades with fire ecologist Amy Waltz
  • March 24: Wildflowers of Central Oregon with ecologist Maret Pajutee