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.

Butterflies of Central Oregon and their host plants

Jun 23, 2022
Warmer weather and blooming flowers bring out a wide variety of butterflies making them easy to spot and watch. It’s the bright colors that catch many people’s eye, but did you know that all butterflies are also deeply connected to the land around them?

Spring Wildlife Wanderings

Jun 06, 2022
From a family of cougars to river otters to a beaver couple, enjoy the latest slideshow of wildlife photos and videos from Land Trust Preserves and beyond!

Fencing to Help Wildlife Thrive

Apr 05, 2022
Barbed wire seems like a part of life in Central Oregon, but there are alternatives! Learn more about the ways we can all help create conditions that ensure wild animals can move more freely throughout their historic range.

Ducks of Central Oregon

Mar 09, 2022
Have you heard any duck symphonies of squeaky quacks, whistling wings, and frantic chatters overhead? See what all the noise is about with a few of our local ducks of Central Oregon.