Visitor & Volunteer Blog Articles

How did you get here?

Written by Lane Wintermute, FOMR Member and Volunteer Photographer Photos by Lane Wintermute I was asked about how I came to know Malheur. It would be interesting to hear your

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Malheur’s Gifts

Gratitude by Bailey deIongh, FOMR Volunteer One of the many gifts the Malheur gave me is a month of being in a state of constant awe: from its many diverse

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Our Month at Malheur

We have so many wonderful memories of our explorations. Perhaps best were the incredible sunrises and sunsets, easily viewable from our campground. I will always remember the two Great Horned Owls who hung out in a tree next to the campground serenading us with their hoots many evenings and mornings.

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

I’m at Malheur volunteering for the Friends of Malheur Refuge in their Crane’s Nest Nature Center and Store.  Generally, I’m scheduled for three days a week, so I have time off to bird and explore.

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Malheur Midsummer

We arrived at the Refuge in July, usually considered a slow time, to find Marshall Pond full, and water everywhere it should be. This abundance of water also brought an overabundance of mosquitoes. When we set up camp at the volunteer RV pads, the skeeters enthusiastically welcomed us, although the sentiment was not mutual.

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