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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Magnificent Mantis

A mantis pauses while being photographed in a field near Elkton in western Oregon on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Fun fact: females mantises sometimes practice sexual cannibalism, eating their mates after copulation.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Eat your vegetable

A pair of twin fawns feed in a field along a country road near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Thursday, July 19, 2018. It may look like the fawns are greeting each other, but actually the fawn on the left attempting to steal the food out of the mouth of the fawn on the right.

Chewing and chewing

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Youth climate change lawsuit day in court

Youth plaintiffs in the Juliana v. United States climate change lawsuit walk together to a hearing at the federal courthouse in Eugene, Ore., on Wed., July 18, 2018. The constitutional lawsuit was brought by 21 youth against the federal government. The government on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt proceedings in a climate-change lawsuit. If allowed to proceed, the trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 29 at the federal courthouse in Eugene.
Read more about the case and today's proceeding here.
Plaintiffs stay cool as they wait to enter the courthouse for the hearing.

The plaintiffs...
... and their legal team leave the courthouse after the hearing. The hearing packed the courtroom and 2 overflow rooms with spectators. 

Our Children's Trust co-counsel Phil Gregory speaks during a press briefing after the hearing.
Youth plaintiffs, attorneys and supporters on the steps of the federal courthouse in Eugene after the hearing.
Youth plaintiff Aji P. of Seattle makes a statement during the press briefing.
Our Children's Trust executive director and chief legal counsel Julia Olson makes a toast at a gathering after the hearing.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A question for our troubled times, or just a fun photo?

A chicken gingerly crosses the double yellow line of a country road near Elkton in western Oregon on Monday, July16, 2018.

My photography is represented by Here is my recent chicken photo on the website of The Times of London.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Two great colors

A small bee forages on a thistle flower in a pasture on a farm near Roseburg in western Oregon on Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Berry spider

A large jumping spider clings to a wild blackberry growing in a thicket along a creek near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Jumping spiders are ambush predators and it was probably waiting for an unsuspecting insect to come along. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Growing pains

A black tailed fawn looks closely at what his mother is eating as the pair feed in an old plum orchard on a farm near Elkton in western Oregon on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. The doe seemed interested in feeding herself and letting her fawn find its own food.

A doe steps away as her fawn attempts to get a drink of milk. Her twin fawns are probably old enough to survive by browsing, but a little sip of mother's milk sure would be nice.