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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Colorful critter

A ladybug climbs over a colorful blooming artichoke in the backyard garden of a home near Roseburg, Ore., on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Ladybugs are considered to be beneficial insects by most gardeners and farmers. 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Oregon Country Fair

Participants enjoy the festivities at the 47th annual Oregon Country Fair in Veneta on Saturday, July 9, 2016. The three day festival of music, art, and counter culture attracts about 50,000 each summer to the wooded setting 15 miles from the college town of Eugene.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Flower power

A rufous hummingbird feeds on a fuchsia bush near Elkton, Ore., on Monday, July 4, 2016.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

North American river otter in Oregon

A playful North American river otter hunts along the bank of the Umpqua River in southwestern Oregon near Elkton on Saturday, July 2, 2016. River otters are very susceptible to the effects of environmental pollution, which is a likely factor in the continued decline of their population numbers. 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Hide and seek

A black tailed deer fawn hides in tall grass along a country road near Elkton, Ore., on Saturday, June 25, 2016. June is the month when fawns are born in southwestern Oregon.
The fawn bounds through he field looking for a new hiding place.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Hummingbird on a barbed wire

A rufous hummingbird lands on a barbed wire fence along a pasture on a farm in southwestern Oregon near Elkton on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Crossing over (slowly)

A large Pacific banana slug slowly crosses the double yellow line of a country road near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Saturday, June 11, 2016. The Pacific banana slug is the second-largest species of terrestrial slug in the world.