I have been a bit lazy about posting, so I am trying to do a catch up today. :-) We visited the High Desert Museum about 7 miles outside of Bend. It was fantastic! It was a bit chilly walking the outside paths with the weather in the 20's, but we enjoyed it much.
The outside had a ton of stuff to see, but we were mostly interested in the Wild Bird and Otter displays. We also visited a cool pond with a ton of Rainbow Trout. I would love to go back on a warmer day and visit all the other outside displays including the old 1880 Homestead Ranch and more. Please excuse the bad pictures taken inside the Museum. You are not allowed to use flash so I did the best I could with what I had. If you are ever in the Bend area, don't miss this one. It is one of the best we have seen.
Our favorite was the Spirit of the West section. I am adding a ton of pictures to show you what we saw. They also had a most unusual "Bugs" display. They had everything from Tarantulas to some really ugly creatures on display. There was also a snake department. All you will see from that section is one turtle picture I took. I walked through that one fast.
Our favorite animals were the Bobcat and the Lynx. The Lynx was sleeping most the time but the Bobcat did wake up and visit. I hope you enjoy the pictures. More later from Bend.... and a Happy, Healthy and Very Blessed New Year to All!