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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Large and in charge

A large bull snake basks on a county road near Elkton in rural southwestern Oregon on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Bull snakes are one of the largest species of snakes native to North America.
After photography the snake I encouraged it to move off the road.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Being green

A bullfrog basks on the edge of a cattle watering trough on a ranch near Elkton in rural southwestern Oregon on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Bullfrogs are considered an invasive species in Oregon. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Coming through the rye

On a warm sunny evening, our happy looking chocolate Labrador "Cocoa" and our border collie mix 'Lily" play fetch in a pasture on our farm near Elkton in rural southwestern Oregon on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Drone view of trees and the Umpqua River

Flew the drone yesterday to see a small slide area on our ranch near Kellogg, Oregon. I still need more practice on flying, but it sure is fun. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Perfect perch

Our calico cat named "Sweetie" perches on a fence post with a dramatic sky behind her on our ranch near Elkton, Ore., on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Out and about

As dusk falls, a barn owl perches on a fence post along a country road near Roseburg in rural southwestern Oregon on Monday, May 15, 2017. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Just hanging around

A colony of bats gather in a nest box on the side of a barn on a farm near Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Bats are important predators of insects, but are also one of the main vectors for the rabies virus in North America.

I used a hand-held LED flashlight to light the inside of the bat box.