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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.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Black widow closeup

A black widow spider is displayed in a wine glass after being found in an old barn near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Sunday, July 8, 2018. 
Black widow venom is reported to be 15 times stronger than a rattlesnake's.
Their bites can be fatal, usually to small children or the elderly. 

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Pretty baby

A black-tailed deer fawn walks through a wooded area on a hillside near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Saturday, July 7, 2018. The mother of the fawn was nearby just up the hill a few yards.

The hungry caterpillars

Cinnabar moth caterpillars feed on tansy ragwort plants in a field near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Friday, July 6, 2018. The cinnabar moth was introduced to North America to help control  invasive noxious ragwort plants. 
The caterpillars buildup toxins in their bodies while feeding on the weeds and their striking coloration is believed to warn predators of their unpalatability.