Here is a photo from our birding trip to Yoncalla Pond in the town of Yoncalla yesterday. This old log pond has great potential for an outstanding venue for nature lovers. For twenty years it has been off limits to the public, but as of May of 2012 it is under the care of North Douglas Betterment, a nonprofit organization, and open to the public. They are currently in an Inventory & Assessment phase, but some trail clearing has already happened and walking around the perimeter of the 80 acre pond is possible. We found it an outstanding area to bird and I’m sure as it gets developed it will be a popular destination for walking and fishing as well.