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Metolius Preserve and Metolius River Preserve Neighbor News

Your hub for news and updates about the Metolius Preserve and Metolius River Preserve!

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As a neighbor of Deschutes Land Trust's Metolius Preserve and Metolius River Preserve, we want to keep you up-to-date on activities at the Preserves. That's why we've created this Metolius Preserve and Metolius River Preserve news hub with links to our Neighbor Newsletters and other updates from the Preserve. We also encourage you to join us for hikes at the Preserves, volunteer at the Preserves, or contact us if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Spring Wildflowers in Central Oregon

May 04, 2023
Spring has arrived and brought a rainbow of colors along with it! From the most vibrant of yellows to the palest of pinks, keep an eye out for these spring wildflowers the next time you're outside!

Woodpeckers of Central Oregon

Dec 13, 2022
Now that deciduous leaves have fallen off the trees, winter might be the easiest time for spotting woodpeckers. Let’s brush up on a few of the woodpeckers that call Central Oregon home!

Fall Wildlife Wanderings

Dec 08, 2022
Land Trust Preserves were busy this fall—with wildlife! We saw a variety of creatures, from bears, cougars, and elk to songbirds, bobcats, and coyotes. Check out our latest wildlife wanderings!

Elk Rutting Season is Here

Oct 06, 2022
The leaves are changing, the days are getting crisper, and pumpkins are for sale at the farmer’s market. That’s right, it’s officially elk rutting season. Wait, what?!? Learn more about the elk mating season.

Summer Wildlife Wanderings

Sep 08, 2022
Central Oregon's wildlife has been on the move this summer! We hope you enjoy the latest installment of wildlife photos and videos from Land Trust Preserves and beyond!

Super Bugs in our Water

Aug 01, 2022
Our streams and rivers in Central Oregon are full of life. Some of these stream inhabitants, like macroinvertebrates or water bugs, possess a super power--they can tell us about the health of our local streams and rivers.