Rebecca Deatsman is a naturalist and environmental educator currently based out of a tiny ranching town in Grant County, Oregon. Her past wanderings have taken her from her home in Ohio to the Saskatchewan prairie, the Australian Outback, a barrier island on the coast of Georgia, and the North Woods of Wisconsin. She has a master’s degree in environmental education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and can generally be found wandering around in the woods looking at birds and bugs. You can follow her on Twitter at @rdeatsman.
Why “the other Oregon”?
When I first told people I was moving to Oregon, everyone would assume I meant the coastal half of the state, where most of the population is and where most of the tourists go. Not so – I live in the other Oregon, ranch country, the High Desert of the eastern part of the state, in a big county with lots of cattle but only one stoplight.
Rebecca’s Writing Elsewhere:
Calling All Citizen Scientists! Join the Christmas Bird Count, guest post on Culture of Science, December 2011