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Fort Rock: a Place of Wonder and Music

Fort Rock: a Place of Wonder and Music

There's a story about an old cowpoke from Fort Rock who, having breathed his last, found himself at the gates of Heaven.

At last! A long-nosed snake!

My longtime pal and devoted champion of Oregon's amphibians and reptiles recently sent me an email and photo, declaring: "LONG-NOSED SNAKE CONFIRMED IN THE OWYHEE!"

Possum Alert!

A hilarious tale of finding possums... well, everywhere
Back during the Great Depression, many people who wanted to work for a salary had a very tough time.

Bouyed Up by Volunteers

An innocent-looking buoy with an important mission: tracking water in and under the high Cascades
For those of us who have been looking at the Three Sisters and what's left of the year-round snow on the slopes, it's pretty scary.

Natural World

A Cleanup at Arnold Ice Cave
This month, Arnold Ice Cave—located about 12 miles down China Hat Road from Bend—was the site of a whole bunch of good people helping to remove the old, defunct stairway in the cave.

Natural World

Monarch butterflies make really good neighbors
If you're tuned in, you know our western monarch butterfly—the only butterfly in North America that migrates to keep from freezing its butt off—is in a heap of trouble.

The Nature of Our Planet Earth

Jim Anderson shares some of his favorite photos from his years as a naturalist, educator and all-around critter-loving life
In this week's Natural World, columnist Jim Anderson shares some of his favorite photos from his years as a naturalist, educator and all-around critter-loving life.

A Thorny Devil Kind of Guy

Remembering Brad Smith of Paulina Springs Books
Brad Smith of Paulina Springs Books went out among the stars on May 20 of this year.

Butterflies, Butterflies and More Butterflies

You've seen them on the front of your car this week. Here's what they are
Yes, good people, those are butterflies you see smashing into the front of your car as you drive over the highway from Sisters to Redmond or Bend, and especially in the Cascade foothills.

Natural World

The beetle with headlights
It was a young and eager naturalist in Sierra Vista, Ariz., Leonard Taylor, who brought this bioluminescent click beetle into my life, on a night I'll never forget.

The Robber Fly

An experience of a lifetime!
Please forgive me for being redundant, but the magnificent specimen pictured here came right to me and landed on my hand!

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