Explore the delicate and beautiful world of butterflies with the Deschutes Land Trust and Amanda Egertson and family. Bring your family to the Metolius Preserve for a special kids' butterfly walk led by kids! Butterfly guru Amanda Egertson and her kids, Lucy (11) and Eli (9), will lead an exploration of native butterflies, their identification, and natural history. Learn how to safely (safe for you AND the butters!) catch and identify butterflies as you delight in up-close encounters with these fluttery creatures. Perfect for kids ages 6-11 with a grown-up in tow. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.
Join the Weed Warriors to battle invasive weeds at Rimrock Ranch!
Weed Warriors is a volunteer group that meets three times a month to remove invasive weeds like mullein, spotted knapweed, teasel, and Canada thistle from the Land Trust protected lands. Non-native vegetation is a major threat to functioning ecosystems. Pulling them by hand can help us control these weeds on our protected lands without the use of chemicals.
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Daniele McKay for a geology hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. We'll hike down into the canyon and explore the northern meadows of the Preserve, walking along the recently restored Whychus Creek, surrounded by cottonwood forests and unique rock formations. Gaze up at the rimrock as you learn about the geologic history of this stunning canyon. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.