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What Goes Up Must Come Down

Decrease of trout on the Crooked River affects more than just the ecosystem
The Crooked River is one of Central Oregon's most iconic fishing destinations, winding through stunning basalt gorges and beautiful high desert terrain. It used to be a dependable trout fishery that would draw fishermen from across the region.

Cougars on the Rise

Two cougar sightings in recent weeks prompt a reminder of what to do around them
"Oregon is home to more than 6,000 cougars, or mountain lions. While cougar sightings and encounters are rare, it is wise to educate yourself about the big cats."

The Curiosity Gene

A look back at the life and times of a Northwest naturalist
Well, I'm headed for 92 years on this good earth, gettin' ready to take the Big Field Trip out among the stars. One of the things I'm most grateful for are the hundreds and hundreds of good times (and friends) I've enjoyed as a naturalist, especially the years I spent with the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry.

Calling All Citizen Scientists

Local projects encourage people to contribute toward science and conservation
Looking for a way to contribute something toward understanding wildlife, the origin of our solar system or other scientific pursuits? A number of local groups offer a wealth of worthy citizen-scientist projects that anyone, young and old alike, can pursue.

Hummingbirds Ahead!

Reports from all over the Willamette Valley, aka The Swamp, are coming in on Oregon Birders Online with the news of hummingbirds from the California border to the Columbia River.

Woodpecker Festival Ahead

On April 1, registration will be open—no foolin'—for The East Cascades Audubon Society's premier birding event, held in Sisters: the Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival. The event itself will run from May 30 to June 2.

Wild Thinking

Local students learn about the importance of wildlife corridors
I get invited to lots of places to speak, but my favorite locations are schools. The bright young minds of kids who ask great questions keep me young, despite my 91 years.

Turkey Vultures are Back Again

In spite of all the snow and cold, turkey vultures are on their way north, to their summer haunts. While air temperature does play a role in the movement of turkey vultures and other birds, it's really the sun's relationship to the horizon and the amount of daylight that controls their migration calendar.

On Flies in Winter

Those annoying residents sitting in a stupor on your wall? Your neighbors have them, too
"Hey Jim," a recent email read, "How about a Source article describing the nature and intent of 'winter flies?' They come into our houses—fly around slow and stupidly—do not feed—and within a day or two, they die.

Eagle Watch

In the wake of the federal shutdown, the annual event that almost wasn't in 2019
Eagle Watch, the premier event of spring in Central Oregon for the last 24 years, is set to happen Feb. 23 and 24 at the Round Butte Overlook—a little way from Culver on Lake Billy Chinook. If you've been taking part over the years, you know what fun it is for anyone wanting to know more about raptor resources of Central Oregon, and the importance of eagles in our culture.

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