Elephant Lessons: Expert coming to Sisters to share work on the troubled animal

Elephant Lessons: Expert coming to Sisters to share work on the troubled animal

Don Miller's "Pachyderm Intrigue & Elephant Lessons" Lecture
On Nov. 28, the Belfry in Sisters will be echoing with the sounds of elephants trumpeting and stamping their feet in greeting.

Natural World

Spiders on my keyboard
S o, there I was, sitting at my desk with hacklemesh spiders in the forefront of my old, tired, almost-worn- out brain, when a hot-to-trot house spider suddenly ran down my face, onto my shirt, and vanished under my chair.

Nonprofit Champion: Kathy Deggendorfer

The Roundhouse Foundation: Supporting arts, health, the environment and much more
K athy Deggendorfer is a resident of Sisters, where she and her husband, Frank, and daughter, Erin settled in 1994, so, as Kathy puts it, "Erin could play basketball at Sisters High School and keep her horse at home."

Natural World: The trouble with people and deer

I f you take the time to read this column today you may not enjoy it; some of it is about misfortune and despair—but you can give it a happy ending.

And You Think You've Got Trouble!

Double trouble on four legs: the Bushy-tailed packrat.
T hose who try to grow their own vittles know that in Central Oregon—especially in the juniper and sagebrush country —it's tough to grow veggies outdoors.

A Different Kind of Classroom

Outdoor School is on for Central Oregon's fifth and sixth graders
B ack in 1966, when Multnomah County began a five-day Outdoor School program for all sixth graders in their system, Betty Gray of Portland—wife of John Gray, who got Sunriver and several other Oregon-based projects going—thought her life-long dream of kids learning in the forest had at last come true.

Birds on the move

Jim Anderson's Weekly Natural World Column
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Saving Sage-Grouse

O ne of the most rewarding wildlife projects I'm involved with, from about the middle of June to February, is the East Cascade Audubon Society's Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Project.

Birds of Lake Abert (and the fun of getting there)

A  lot of readers have asked me why I spend so much time in, and talking about, the wilds of interior Oregon.

A Crane Fly is a Crane Fly, is a Crane Fly

C rane flies came flying into my life (again) last week with the arrival of a photo from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wildlife biologist Kelly Hazen, who has them hanging around her porch light every night.

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