I’m looking for Central Oregon field guide recommendations.

Asked September 6, 2018, 3:38 PM EDT

My college age son is very interested in the microflora and microfauna of Central Oregon, particularly in and around the Deschutes River. What field guides would you recommend we get so that he can identify the tiny plants as well as insects and other life (hydra, worms, crustaceans, etc) living in the water and on land around the river?

Deschutes County Oregon natural resources science education

1 Response

Hi there,

If you are interested in aquatic insects I recommend this field guide:
https://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/Macroinvertebrate-Field-Guide.pdf

Also this field guide to plants and wildlife associated with Oregon rivers:https://www.amazon.com/Field-Guide-Oregon-Rivers-Palmer/dp/0870716271

Happy learning!

Nicole