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Friday, February 21, 2014

Macro mushrooms

A small ant climbs on a mushroom growing on a rotting tree stump on a hillside near Elkton, Ore., on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Recent heavy rain in the area has been helpful for moisture loving mushrooms.
A beetle scales one of the amazing little mushrooms.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mighty mite

A spider mite climbs on the stem of a very small mushroom growing on the side of a dead tree on a hillside in the Coastal Mountains of Oregon near Elkton on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. Spider mites are not true spiders, but many species do spin webs. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

R.I.P. little vole

A dead vole lays on a bed of damp grass and clover along a dirt road in rural Douglas County in southwestern Oregon on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. A heavy rainstorm overnight may have drowned the rodent and pushed it from its burrow. 

Lambing season in western Oregon

A couple of lams nap in the afternoon sun in a pasture east of Roseburg last week.