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Friday, March 24, 2017

Small town protest

A small group of protesters from the Indivisible political movement stand along Oregon Highway 38 in Elkton. The small rural town has a population of about 200. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring fling

A pair of insects mate while perched on a crabapple blossom in an orchard near Elkton in rural southwestern Oregon on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Foraging honey bee

A honey bee forages on a flowering rosemary bush in a backyard garden at a home near Roseburg, Ore., on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring has sprung

A flowering tree displays its spring blossoms in a wooded area along the Umpqua River near Elkton, Ore., on March 20, 2016.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Town hall meeting with Sen. Ron Wyden

U.S. Sen. RON WYDEN, D-Oregon, speaks during a town hall meeting in the gym at Sutherlin High School in Sutherlin, Ore., on Friday, March 17, 2017. Sutherlin's bulldog mascot is painted on the gym floor. 
TOREY LEHMAN, who is a member of the political group Indivisible, asks a question of U.S. Sen. Wyden.
Rachel Dean listens as U.S. Sen. RON WYDEN, D-Oregon, speaks during the town hall.
Audience members hold signs as they listen to the senator.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Three's a crowd

A second male ladybug looks to get in on the action as a pair of the colorful beetles mate on the bud of a hazelnut tree growing in an orchard on a farm near Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Female ladybugs can store a male's sperm for 2-3 months before laying eggs.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The great banana slug migration

A large banana slug slowly crosses a rain soaked country road in rural Oregon near Elkton on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Banana slugs are known as the second largest land dwelling slugs in the world. A banana slug can travel at the blistering speed of 6.5 inches per minute.
Another big fellow crosses in the opposite direction. Looks like it's time again for the great slug migration.