Central Oregon Wildlife

From large mammals like bears and cougars to tiny hummingbirds and butterflies, the diversity of of wildlife in Central Oregon is amazing. Learn more about the wildlife of our region--and at Land Trust Preserves--in the blog posts below.

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!

Preparing Your Yard and Garden for Winter

Oct 31, 2022
You may be wondering about how to put your yard and garden to rest for the winter. We are here to tell you to sit back, relax, and pour yourself a cup of tea because when it comes to fall yard work, less is more.

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.