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Know your Penstemons Know your Penstemons

How did a group of delicate blooms end up with the less than elegant common name of beardtongue? It’s all about the flower. Get to know a few of the most common penstemon species you may see around Central Oregon.

Tips for hiking with kids Tips for hiking with kids

Like many Central Oregon parents, one of my favorite outdoor activities is taking some summer hikes with my kids. Here are a few tips I’ve learned over the years to plan a successful hiking trip with your kids—especially the small ones.