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

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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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.

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From Butte Lady to Butte Dude

A change in leadership for the Pilot Butte Challenge — but the passion remains.


Pity the Poor Bumblebee

T he present populations of our western bumblebees are in big trouble, which from my perspective is more important from the biological and ecological perspective than the problems facing domestic honeybees.

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Busted Workouts

Exercising outside this week? Know what you're facing first: In terms of smoke and your health.
N o one wants to return from a morning run with a scratchy throat, stinging eyes, and lungs that feel like Muhammad Ali's speed bag.


Wetlands Are Enticing - Checking out the Crooked River Wetlands Project

T omorrow morning, when you tumble out of bed, grab your bicycle, lunch, binocs and camera and head for the Crooked River Wetlands off O'Neil Road between Terrebonne and the city of Prineville.

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Hometown Throwdown

Bend Paddle Trail Alliance hosts first Whitewater Park competition
Since inception, the four standing waves of the central channel at Bend's landmark Whitewater Park have ushered and welcomed rivergoers from novice to expert. On Aug. 30, the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance invites one and all to the first of what's hoped to be an annual Whitewater Festival in which paddlers can celebrate and showcase their skills.


What's What?

A breakdown of the waves at Bend's Whitewater Park

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Natural World - The Best of Birding

When it comes to Bests, you can't get much better than the upcoming Great Shorebird Migration at Oregon's only salt lake
T he Source's "Best of" issue has always been a challenge for me. When it comes to birds and birding, there are so many birds and so many wonderful places to go birding in and around Central Oregon, I simply can't decide what to call the "best" trip.

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Fires, Crops and other Concerns

In small burgs such as Gateway, prep for the eclipse involves and planning to protect farms, and livelihoods
G ateway is a small farming community about 11 miles north of Madras, boasting a population of 50 residents, plus or minus a few.



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