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The Source Weekly features Butterflies of Central Oregon

Jun 21, 2023 by Sarah Mowry
Deschutes Land Trust highlighted as a great way to learn more about local butterflies.

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By Damian Fagan
Source Weekly

Summer is the season when butterflies flit and flutter through wildflower meadows or neighborhood gardens. To the ancient Greeks and Romans, butterflies were the symbolic representation of the human soul. British broadcaster and longtime naturalist Sir David Attenborough claimed that watching butterflies is good for our mental health. No matter the appeal, butterflies serve important roles in the ecosystem as pollinators and prey but are also just a joy to watch.

So, if you're interested in watching butterflies, a pastime called "butterflying," there are numerous locations across Central Oregon to encounter these engaging creatures, including Deschutes Land Trust preserves.

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