(Photo | Courtesy of Deschutes Land Trust) The Land Trust announces 2021 Nature Night speaker series! Join us for these free, virtual, monthly presentations on nature-related topics.  Presentations include: January 27, 7-8:30pm: A Closer Look at Microplastics with Dr. Susanne Brander. The large majority of plastic pollution, which is found in oceans, rivers and streams,…

(Photo | Courtesy of Arcadia Publishing & The History Press) Abandoned Oregon: Ghost Towns of the Painted Hills and Beyond combines the author’s penchant for aimless road trips, foolhardy adventure seeking and paranormal curiosity, and offers it all up in four variations on a weekend getaway through Central Oregon. Beginning in the Painted Hills, the…

(Photo | Courtesy of Think Wild Central Oregon) Think Wild, a wildlife hospital and conservation center in Bend, is engaging the Central Oregon community and beyond with native wildlife through a host of monthly, live virtual programming. The successful, family-friendly online events with over 500 attendees in 2020, include online nature-film screenings, live-streamed animal treatments…

National campaign honoring heroic and loving canines back for 11th year; winners to be honored at red carpet awards gala broadcast in two-hour special on Hallmark Channel. American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, announced the official start of the 2021 American Humane Hero Dog Awards campaign. The annual, year-long campaign seeks to identify…