FOLEY WATERS TRAIL IS A MODERATE HIKE WITH GREAT WILDLIFE VIEWING

Published with Bend Magazine on March 7, 2019 Written by Kody Osborne Foley Waters Trail is a moderate hike that is great for families in the spring who want to find great sightings of wildlife. If you’re looking for a true high desert experience, take the short drive to Crooked River Ranch, a sprawling rural residential…

THERE’S PLENTY TO SEE ON AN EARLY SPRING HIKE TO BENHAM FALLS

Published with Bend Magazine March 7, 2019 As Written by Kody Osborne The six-mile hike from on the upper Deschutes River has a wealth of wildlife on display in early spring. If you’re used to driving into Benham Falls from Century Drive or the Lava Lands Visitor Center, try walking into it from the south…

Dark Desert Skies

For those of us who have spent time in Oregon’s high desert, there is no need to explain how truly dark skies showcase the wonders of the stars viewable by the naked eye. (As seen on ONDA’S Blog. Photos by Grant Tandy)Night skies relatively free from light pollution — that is, human-created artificial lighting and…

WHERE TO FIND PEAK FALL IN CENTRAL OREGON

As Central Oregon heads into fall, there is a brief window of time where you can witness the rainbow of fall colors that dot the region. Here’s your guide to not missing out. (as published on BendMagazine.com) PHOTO BY GRANT TANDY Fall has arrived. That means it is time to dig out the scarves, find…

THE MARCH OF THE WESTERN TOAD

As published  online at Bend Magazine: July 24, 2018 Written by Kody Osborne A naturalist observes the annual phenomena of the high lakes. PHOTO BY KODY OSBORNE For the humans that inhabit Central Oregon, summer brings outdoor adventure, easy times and lasting memories. But for other species that inhabit the mountains and the high desert, summer can…