The Nature of Bend is a nature guide like no other. Funny, informative, and filled with local flavor, it's the one book you need to identify, locate, and learn about Central Oregon plants and animals.

"With a touch of wit, a smidgen of useful trivia, and a whole lot of informative content, this guide has plenty to offer the budding naturalist, weekend nature warrior, and seasoned veteran naturalist." — Chuck Gates, past president, East Cascades Audubon Society

Inside you'll find:

  • Fun, inviting language, including funny sidebars and local stories you won’t find anywhere else

  • Full-color photos to help you identify over 350 birds, wildflowers, trees, and animals

  • Details on where to find every species at local trails and parks

  • 12 scavenger hunts at locations across Central Oregon to inspire your next adventure