Monday, September 1, 2014

Bird on a wire

A rufus hummingbird perches on a barbed wire fence along a pasture near Elkton, Ore., on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 

Mantis season

A mantis hunts in a mowed pastures on a farm near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

A bouncing baby owl

A baby barn owl spends the afternoon in a nest box high in the peak of a barn on a farm near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.

And a little video slideshow...


Sunday, August 24, 2014

X marks the spot

A grasshopper clings to a pair of crossed grass stems in a pasture along the Umpqua River near Elkton, Ore., on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mantis mania

A large mantis climbs on a Queen Ann's lace wildflower growing in a pasture along the Umpqua River near Elkton, Ore., on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Brokebuck Mountain?

A young blacktailed deer buck mounts another young male as the two spend time in a field of grass and wildflowers along a country road near Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. The two are probably practicing for the fall mating season which is fast approaching. 
A fawn walks nearby.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Fence lizard

I can't figure out why it's called a western fence lizard. But seriously, a western fence lizard soaks up the sun on a fencepost on our ranch in southwestern Oregon on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.