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The Birds and the Bees: Sex Lives of High Desert Plants and Animals

February 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In this High Desert Speaker Series event, LeeAnn Kriegh, author of The Nature of Bend, shares little secrets and intriguing facts about the plants and animals of Central Oregon. (Did you know sagebrush is more closely related to tarragon than it is to the sage we cook with?) What better way to celebrate the romance of Valentine’s Day than by learning about the mating rituals and reproductive strategies of local flora and fauna? Kriegh writes about everything from junipers to porcupines in a conversational, even conspiratorial tone, and this fun talk will offer more of the same. You’ll laugh and learn and come away with an even greater appreciation for High Desert plants and animals. 

About the speaker

Bend-based writer and amateur naturalist LeeAnn Kriegh is the author of The Nature of Bend, a friendly and convenient guide to the most common plants and animals in Central Oregon. As a journalist, LeeAnn has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers, including The Oregonian. She currently runs a writing and editing business serving businesses and nonprofits nationwide. She has been a nature lover since her earliest days wandering beneath her mom’s towering rows of U-pick blueberry bushes.

Event notes

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the talk begins at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and pre-registration through Eventbrite is required.

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February 13, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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10 Barrel Brewing Company Eastside Banquet Room
62950 Northeast 18th Street
Bend, OR 97701 United States
(541) 241-7733


Lisa Foster