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Zebra's enjoying the sunshine.

Zebra’s enjoying the sunshine, Winston, Oregon. 

The time is here…. It is vacation time for many of us.

As we start our vacations and spread our wings to have fun checking out wildlife in our area and around the world. We must remember to keep our distance and respect that they are wild animals.

They do not read the signs, warning postings which maybe around the area. Animals live a very different life style than we do. We must remember they are wild animals and look at other small animals and people as lunch or dinner.

 

Everyone admires the beauty of our planets wildlife. Their coloring, fur, size, shapes, and the noise that they make… such as the roar of the lion. Some Wildlife & More 084animals like the water, holes in the ground and some like being in the trees and rocks. Where ever you are keep your eyes open and remember this is their home we are visiting as well as ours. Go about your day and try not to disturb their home.

 

It is wonderful to study them and see the habitat in which they live. There are things you need to know when you visit their homes. Do not touch or move their babies. The mother’s of these babies will come back and take care of them, even if you do not see the mothers. If, you are concerned. Contact a ranger and let the rangers handle the situation.  Always stay your distance. Animals move fast and you may be in their pathway or too close to their babies. Always stay calm and do not run from them. This could cause the animal to chase after you. Wildlife & More 430

 Read up about the area you are going to visit. This way you will be prepared for situations that may arise. Make sure you have food, beepers, maps and let others know where you are going and what your plans are. Be smart in the woods and be safe as you enjoy your vacation time.

 

We do have fun in Oregon!

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The weather is changing and it is getting nice outside. This is the time where many of us are making plans with our family and friends to have fun this year. Sometimes we get all caught up with going, we are forget to really prepare for these fun adventures.

Getting to know the plants on the trail.

Getting to know the plants on the trail.

Make sure you prepare for those adventures. Get to know your surroundings and have a plan in case of an emergency. Take extra food and water, an emergency/first aid kit, and make sure everyone on the outing knows where to meet if separated from the group.  It is always good to know of some of the dangers like poisonous plants in the area that you are visiting.

Here in the Pacific Northwest and all around the Willamette Valley we have many plants which are very friendly but, we do have some that are not so friendly.

Poison oak is one of those plants that is not friendly to us. It can grow as a vine or a shrub. It can be without leaves in the winter. During the spring and fall the leaves will be red and green and very pretty. During the summer poison oak will be a solid green. It can look just like small oak trees. But, don’t be fooled. If you touch this plant it will give you a very uncomfortable itchy rash. Sometimes with blisters… And, it will spread if you scratch it.

Poison oak is a plant in the Pacific Northwest.

Poison oak is a plant in the Pacific Northwest.

We want you to have lots of fun and to beware of the dangers that may be out there when you are having fun this year.

So, as you get ready for your adventures and journeys this year. Make plans to be safe and enjoy all the exciting moments you, your family and friends are going to have.

We invite you to take a look at our website and give us a call if you would like to join us for one of our adventures. We have many of them throughout the years.

 

We do have fun in Oregon! 

You can be our friend on: Facebook, Twitter, TripAdvisor , Yelp & our Blog!

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The Oregon Coastal Mountain Range has lush green trees and beautiful forest floor plants. As you explore into Oregon’s forests in the spring there are a large variety of wildflowers scattering the landscape.

Some of these native plants love peeking up in the spring and throughout the year. We start looking for native plants like the Three-Toothed mitrewort in the early spring.

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This week as we enjoyed exploring the Oregon Coastal Mountain Range we also found some northern giant horsetail or some of us like calling it snake grass. It is located in the picture to the right. This plant is native to the area and located throughout this mountain range.

So, keep your eyes open when you are out on a hike in the Oregon’s Coastal Mountain Range. You may find some surprises as you are hiking. They are popping up everywhere. 

Enjoy the native surrounding that are all around us. Sometimes we get so involved with our day-to-day lives we forget to enjoy the simple things like these beautiful native plants.

We do have fun in Oregon! 

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Spring In Oregon

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It is here…. It is Spring… Many of us are on spring break from school, work and just because. There are changes taking place all around us. Many of us are seeing the spring flowers blooming. Each day is another wonderful day of color.

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We are taking time to experience the outdoors and enjoy seeing our surroundings come alive after a long winters nap. For some of us this means gardening, taking a bike ride, a walk or a hike in the mountains. For us here in Oregon we love the changing of the seasons and love to be outdoors. We cherish seeing our gardens grow as well as embracing the mountains, high desert and all seven regions of our state.

Many of us enjoy heading to the Oregon coast to see if we can find a treasure whale-watching1on the beach. Some of us watch the gorgeous waves come a shore. Others like spotting wildlife like pods of whales who are swimming by.

Spring is a great time of the year in Oregon. We here at Embrace Oregon invite you to experience a vacation here in Oregon. Take a look at our tours and some of the fun you could be having.

We do have fun in Oregon! 

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We love traveling around Oregon. There was a lot of action in Central Oregon this month. The cities of Bend, Redmond and Sisters were filled with girls from all over the state of Oregon for the State Championship Basketball Tournaments.

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There were girls from all over the state showing their excitement and skills on the courts. Congratulations to all those girls who made it to the State Championships. We are proud of you and your accomplishments.  Embrace Oregon enjoyed seeing many of these teams over the four days of competition. Great job girls!

We do have fun in Oregon! 

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Prehistoric

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There are many places around Oregon which have family fun things to see and do. There is the Prehistoric Gardens on Highway 101 at Port Orford, Oregon. It has wonderful trails that take you back in time along with great facts about the prehistoric life from that period in time and life size animals.

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There are also places around the state were you can find fossils showing life from the past like the John Day Fossil Beds in Eastern Oregon. Many fossils and prehistoic life discoveries have been found in the beds in these rocky hills. 

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A great new find for us to see was in Lincoln City, Oregon. We found a shop called Prehistoic. It has some fossils from around the world as well as some from Oregon. It is a worth wild stop and see these amazing items from the past.
As you are out and about in the great state of Oregon. Take time to visit some of these wonderful sites and discover some of our states past as well as the worlds past.

We do have fun in Oregon! 

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Our Website!

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We are happy and proud to say our new website is up and running. We are showing off a fresh new look for our company. Throughout the year we will be adding fun adventures, events and information about our great state of Oregon.

We hope you keep checking our website: http://www.embraceoreogn.com to see our wonderful tours and the fun things we have planned for 2016 and beyond.

We do have fun in Oregon!

 

You can be our friend on: Facebook, Twitter, TripAdvisor , Yelp & our Blog!

Call us for Gift Certificates for our Oregon tours.

(503) 474-0762

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