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Equinox Sunset

I Celebrate Nature’s Seasonal Changes

The fall Equinox sunset beams across a stone circle at the home of Maeve Sowles and Dick Lamster in a photo by Alanna Sowles.  Four times a year, as our earth travels around the sun, humans have for eons taken…

Little Brown Bat

Bats Are Amazing and Beneficial to Humans

As summer takes hold, we see bats each evening feasting on insects under our deck overhang. As the light fades they cruise back and forth to capture insects that have lingered under the deck’s shady roof. Bats have always amazed…

California Quail

One Welcome and Two Farewells

We are pleased to welcome new Board member, Isaac Scott. Isaac is a UO grad student in Nonprofit Management. As part of his course work, he serves on a board of directors to learn about non-profit organizations first-hand. Isaac grew up…

Two People Walk In Beauty

Enjoying Nature Helps Me Stay Balanced

....Enough to Deal with the Complexities of These Challenging Times As 2021 draws to a close and we greet the New Year of 2022, economic, social, public health, and environmental instability looms for an uncertain future. As conservationists we have…

Whittaker Creek

Water: Essential and Delightful

Along with many other critical environmental problems, water is becoming one of the most crucial and scarce resources we need for life on earth. September is typically the driest time of the year in Oregon, and water supplies had already…

EBird Mobile App

eBird Benefits Birds and Birders Alike

We can thank the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for eBird. Begun in 2002, this birding tool has transformed our abilities to record and share data about the birds we see, anywhere in the world. eBird’s goal is to gather each…