Feb. 27, 2014 2:07 p.m.
A handful of Oregon balloonists spend hundreds of hours to save thousands of dollars by making their own hot air balloons.
Feb. 27, 2014 1:10 p.m.
An obscure piece of Oregon Department of Forestry land has been transformed into one of Oregon's first legal bike-only trail systems on public land. It's dedicated to a specialized kind of biking called freeriding, and the area has become a destination for riders from all over. Black Rock is chock full of ramps, banks, aerial log rides and other crazy features not typical of traditional trails.
Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 p.m.
Every year a Portland graphic artist sets out to confuse people as much as possible. Peter Rockwell reveals his secrets on how he designs the annual corn maze at Kruger Farm on Sauvie Island. He does not use GPS. Rockwell prefers a low tech method that involves a pencil sketch, a scan by a computer, a massive enlargement, chalk and a tractor.
Feb. 20, 2014 11:19 a.m.
Student biologists learn the how-to's of wildlife research by studying the life and death of lizards in Oregon's Alvord desert. For 15 years Dr. Roger Anderson has been leading students on a three-week immersion into lizard ecology and behavior. Students cope with the primitive conditions of life in a desert encampment while enduring the blazing sun and harsh desert conditions that make life difficult for humans yet ideal for lizards, snakes and scorpions. Why is the Alvord desert home to the densest concentration of these lizards in the West? Lizard field school is the place to find out.
Feb. 20, 2014 11:06 a.m.
26-miles of clear lakes, dramatic waterfalls and majestic old-growth forests earn this Oregon river corridor the nickname “America’s #1 Trail.” We check in with hikers and bikers, as well as forest managers and a geologist to explore all things Trail.
Feb. 19, 2014 midnight
Nature photographer Chris Carvalho used to collect butterflies. Now he just collects images of them. Going on a hike with him often doesn't end up covering much ground as butterflies easily distract him. His macro photography reveals a world of colorful wings and complex camouflage.
Feb. 12, 2014 7:09 p.m.
Centuries before we had fish biologists and resource management, the Native Americans along the Rogue River had the Stone Chair and a ceremony to honor the first salmon. Tribes have rediscovered the Stone Chair and have renewed the First Salmon Ceremony with a new purpose.
Feb. 12, 2014 5:42 p.m.
In 1993, former Eastern Oregon University agronomist Andy Huber began acquiring land in the Grande Ronde Valley to create a non-profit native plant reserve. Along with restoring the land and propagating native seeds, Andy’s site is also the only US site where Mountain Lady’s Slipper orchids are grown from seed. We visit along with the Oregon Orchid Society to see three native orchids in bloom.
Feb. 10, 2014 7:43 a.m.
A dose of science sneaks into a fun field trip. While students learn to build an igloo at Mount Hood they also get a lesson in water, snow and hydrology. Educational Recreational Adventures takes students whose family roots trace to Africa and the Middle East to Snow School.
Jan. 30, 2014 3:17 p.m.
Oregon Field Guide special: Mustangs of Oregon. Wild horses are in crisis as more now live in captivity than in the wild.