If you should have occasion to visit Bend, Oregon, a visit to the "High Desert Museum" should not to be missed.
Located about five miles south of Bend it has both outdoor live exhibits and indoor full size dioramas of early Oregon life.
While not in any exhibit per se this little fellow and his friends were ever alert looking for handouts from the many visitors.
Actually, I'm not as brave as this picture might suggest as this Northern Pacific Rattlesnake was behind a glass window.
A pair of otters were frolicking in a large outdoor pool.
This is a rehabbed Swainson's Hawk that can't be released back to the wild because he/she has become imprinted on humans.
There is a small stream running through the property stocked with trout and salmon.
We throughly enjoyed our trip to the High Desert Museum.
- Larry & Teddy
- Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
- I am a retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.