Oregon Nature Weekends  by Jim Yuskavitch

Oregon Nature Weekends Guide Book

by Jim Yuskavitch (Falcon Guides)
Oregon Nature Weekends  by Jim Yuskavitch
Every season offers new reasons to get outside and explore--if you know when and where to go. This guide provides all the information you need to plan 52 great weekend getaways--from excursions for the serious naturalist to casual outings for the whole family. Whether it's majestic eagles soaring in the winter sky, whales blowing and braching during spring migration, or foliage bursting into vivid autumn flame, this book will get you there, tell you what to take, and let you know what to expect when you arrive. Lively sidebars offer a closer look at Oregon's natural repertoire. The sites described in this book include the familiar as well as places off the beaten track. A handful of indoor adventures are included for those days when the weather just won't cooperate.

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Trails from the "Oregon Nature Weekends" Guide Book
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Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 51.

Camas in hues of deep purple bloom in profusion at this urban nature preserve. An interpretive signboard at the trailhead has a map of the preserve and its trails. The best places to see camas and oth ...
West Linn, OR - Nature Trips
Canada geese gather by the thousands to spend the winter at this national wildlife refuge in the heart of the Willamette Valley. First, stop at the interpretive kiosk 0.8 mile from the refuge entrance ...
Corvallis, OR - Birding
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Spring has returned to western Oregon when the trillium, one of the earliest flowers to bloom, unfolds its delicate white-to-pink petals at Tryon Creek State Natural Area. Attend the Trillium Festival ...
Portland, OR - Nature Trips
An extravaganza of high-country wildflowers greets hikers on this easy, accessible trail in the Cascade Mountains. To fully enjoy the forest and the meadow wildflowers, park at the trailhead and hike ...
Sweet Home, OR - Nature Trips
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Native wildflowers bloom in profusion on the expansive Rowena Plateau, overlooking the mighty Columbia River. Park at the small trailhead at the preserve entrance, where an interpretive sign will intr ...
Rowena, OR - Nature Trips
Swarms of enormous salmonflies hatch on the Deschutes River in June, filling the air and the water in an impressive spectacle of newly emergent life. Park at Mecca Flat and walk downriver along the tr ...
Madras, OR - Nature Trips
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The warm summer sun brings out the butterflies along this scenic drive through a national forest in central Oregon. Butterfly watching is best between 9 A.M. and 4 P.M., when they are most likely to b ...
Prineville, OR - Nature Trips
Carnivorous plants lurk in the forest along a busy, scenic coastal highway. From the parking lot, take the short trail through the forest to the boardwalk over the bog. The California pitcher plants g ...
Florence, OR - Nature Trips
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In the early morning hours each spring, male sage grouse gather at this traditional mating ground to strut and posture in an effort to attract a mate. Plan to arrive just before dawn, because mating ...
Bend, OR - Birding
Mule deer by the hundreds gather in a roadside field to graze during the cold desert winter. Park at the turnout and scan the field for deer. Mornings and evenings see the most activity and the most ...
La Pine, OR - Nature Trips
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See migrating and nesting birds galore at one of the country’s top national wildlife refuges. If you have at least a full day, start out at the refuge headquarters, wander through the museum and books ...
Burns, OR - Birding
This world-class museum features a host of innovative exhibits interpreting the natural and human history of the High Desert, a region that includes portions of eight western states and one Canadian p ...
Bend, OR - Nature Trips
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Up to 100 bald eagles, some coming from as far away as Canada’s Northwest Territories, spend the winter in the upper Crooked River basin along with resident golden eagles. You can see them perched on ...
Paulina, OR - Birding
Learn all about bald eagles as you watch hundreds fly from their roosts in the Klamath Basin, home of the largest winter concentration of these magnificent birds in the contiguous United States. Call ...
Klamath Falls, OR - Birding
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Watch bull Roosevelt elk gather in open meadows to bugle and battle as the fall rut, or mating season, swings into full heat. The best bet is to start at the developed parking and viewing area by the ...
Jewell, OR - Nature Trips
Early summer finds cow Roosevelt elk and their calves grazing in a wet meadow just a few miles from the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Start at the interpretive facility. A series of panels tells about ...
Reedsport, OR - Nature Trips
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Visit the subterranean world of stalactites, stalagmites, bats, blind insects, and other strange sights at Oregon Caves National Monument. Take a guided tour through a 0.5-mile segment of the cave. To ...
Cave Junction, OR - Nature Trips
Fall in Oregon’s big sky country features aspens in golden splendor, grand vistas, and a taste of the freedom of the open range. Take the Steens Mountain Loop Road from Frenchglen as it gradually clim ...
Frenchglen, OR - Nature Trips
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A common bird often seen flying high in the sky, the great blue heron nests communally in the spring. One Portland-area rookery is easily visible from a park at the confluence of the Clackamas and Wil ...
Oregon City, OR - Birding
Sweeping views of a glacier, complete with crevasses and ice cliffs, may be had from a ridgetop overlook just a short hike from your vehicle. Park at Tilly Jane Campground and take Cooper Spur–Tilly J ...
Hood River, OR - Nature Trips
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