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…

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…