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May 2019

Desert Naturalist Hike Series: Smith Rock Revealed

May 10 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Smith Rock State Park Terrebonne, OR 97760 United States + Google Map

On Friday, May 10th, join former Oregon State Park interpretive ranger, OSU Master Naturalist and ONDA member David Vick for an in-depth look at Smith Rock State Park's rich cultural and natural history. In addition to viewing nesting raptors, the hike will emphasize native plants and their traditional uses as well as the dramatic geological events that shaped the park as we know it today. Difficulty: Moderate – about 2.5 miles up the Wolf Tree Trail (5 miles round trip).…

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June 2019

Desert Naturalist Hike Series: Chimney Rock Family Scavenger Hunt

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Chimney Rock Prineville, OR 97754 United States + Google Map

On Saturday, June 1st, celebrate the 10th year of the Oregon Badlands Wilderness by exploring the surrounding area on a family adventure with author Wendy Gorton of 50 Hikes with Kids: Oregon and Washington (a National Outdoor Book Award prizewinner)! We'll explore one of the hiking routes and scavenger hunts from her book -- kids will receive their own nature journal, learn how to stop and try to identify species, do nature photography with camera phones, and "power up" by…

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Desert Naturalist Hike Series: Ancient Junipers on Horse Ridge Trail

June 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Horse Ridge, 63095 Arnold Market Rd
bend, OR 97702 United States
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Join educator, scholar and author Rick Miller on a hike across Horse Ridge and its ancient woodlands. Hikers will have the opportunity to take in stunning views, identify some very old junipers and walk through an old burn site developing new growth. With extensive knowledge of the ecology and management of pinyon and juniper woodlands, Rick will give participants a lunchtime presentation on 20,000 years of woodland expansion and contraction across eastern Oregon and the Intermountain West. Difficulty: Moderate -…

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