Sunday, August 2, 2015

Feeding time

An Argiope aurantia spider, commonly  know as the yellow garden spider, black and yellow garden spider, golden garden spider, writing spider, or corn spider feeds on a grasshopper from its web in a hazelnut tree in an orchard near Roseburg on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Considered non-aggressive, Argiope spider venom contains toxins which can cause a painful swelling similar to a bee sting.
 Another spider hangs in its web as the sun sets on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015.

Not so low hanging fruit

A black tailed deer stands on its rear legs to reach plums in an orchard along a country road near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Feisty flyers

A pair of rufous hummingbirds have a disagreement in rural Douglas County Oregon on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Homeless baby owl

A fluffy baby barn owl owlet waits to be placed back into its nest after being discover defenseless on a country road in rural Douglas County near Roseburg in southwestern Oregon on Friday, April 10, 2015.  According to animal rescue experts, if the owlet is uninjured it has a good chance of survival if placed back in its nest. 


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter owls

The new crop of baby barn owls made their Easter debut today in the old barn on our ranch near Elkton in southwestern Oregon.

Friday, March 13, 2015

That sinking feeling

A domestic cat named "Smarties" hides in a an examination room sink during a visit to a veterinary clinic in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Smarties was at the clinic for his yearly exam and vaccines.