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.

Wild Wanderings

Aug 09, 2017
You're not the only one that enjoys our Preserves! Find out what creatures have been spotted wandering around recently.

Little Boa of the Northwestern Woods

Jul 20, 2017
Broaden your appreciation of the outdoors! Learn more about our native rubber boa--the gentle little boa of the Northwestern woods--from guest blogger and herpetologist, Alan St. John.

The Pygmy Short-Horned Lizard

Jul 05, 2017
Nature writer and reptile specialist, Alan St. John, gives you a glimpse at one of our region's unique cold-blooded critters: the pygmy short-horned lizard.

Ten Facts about Golden Eagles

May 01, 2017
The Land Trust's Aspen Hollow Preserve has a golden eagle nest that is currently being used to raise an eaglet. Learn more about the nests and courtship behavior of these magnificent birds.

The Great Basin Spadefoot

Mar 27, 2017
Al St. John shares some interesting facts about the Great Basin spadefoot--a native to our dry sagebrush terrain with a fascinating "tool" at its disposal.

Black Bears with Dana Sanchez

Mar 24, 2017
Wildlife biologist Dana Sanchez presented our March Nature Night on black bears. Enjoy the slides from her presentation and other resources to help you learn about living and playing in bear country.