2021 Blog Posts

Know your Penstemons Know your Penstemons

How did a group of delicate blooms end up with the less than elegant common name of beardtongue? It’s all about the flower. Get to know a few of the most common penstemon species you may see around Central Oregon.

Gopher snake or rattler? Gopher snake or rattler?

Even through a phone, the lady’s fear was palpable. It hit my ear like a wave of icy-cold dread. “There’s a rattlesnake on my patio..."

Project Zero Intern Demi shares highlights Project Zero Intern Demi shares highlights

The Land Trust welcomed PGE Project Zero Intern Demi Miller to our team back in June. Several months into her internship, we caught up with her to see how her internship is progressing.

Surveying Oregon's Native Bees Surveying Oregon's Native Bees

Land Trust outreach manager Jana Hemphill heads out to Camp Polk Meadow Preserve to learn more about surveying Oregon's native bees.

Warm Days on Shitike Creek Warm Days on Shitike Creek

As a last blast of warm summer and fall days, we feature the Land Trust's intern, Demi Miller, sharing a story about her favorite creek in Central Oregon, Shitike Creek.

Larch light up our forests Larch light up our forests

Fall is a fleeting thing in Central Oregon. So, take heed, now is the time to enjoy the season and one great way to do that is by taking in the seasonal colors of the Western larch.

Celebrating our grandmothers Celebrating our grandmothers

My grandma was an amazing person and everyone loved her company. She always tried to get the family together for events, and loved going places and doing things. When we were little, she would have my sisters and I dance at Pow Wows.

Herd Nerd: All About Elk Herd Nerd: All About Elk

Elk have captivated the human spirit for as long as we've inhabited North America. Learn more about this majestic animal.

Gobble up these turkey facts Gobble up these turkey facts

Beards, wattles, and snoods! Brush up on your wild turkey facts, then impress everyone at the dinner table with your newfound knowledge.

25 Ways You Made 2021 a Successful Year for Local Land Conservation 25 Ways You Made 2021 a Successful Year for Local Land Conservation

The Land Trust's work to conserve and care for the land is only possible thanks to our amazing community of supporters--folks like you and many others who treasure the natural world in Central Oregon. Thank you!!! You made 2021 a successful year for conserving and caring for the lands and waters that sustain us all.

Grand Fir vs Douglas Fir Grand Fir vs Douglas Fir

Do you know a grand fir from a Douglas fir? Learn how to tell the difference between the two before you take home a grand fir at the Tree Hunt!