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Monday, June 30, 2014

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Food fight


A spider and an ant struggle for control of a dead moth on a ragwort plant growing in a pasture on a farm near Elkton in rural southwestern Oregon on Saturday, June 28, 2014. 

After pulling for a while the moth ended up falling to the ground between the two critters.

Colorful caterpillars

A cluster of cinnabar moth caterpillars are displayed in a glass jar in a pasture on a farm near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Saturday, June 28, 2014. The caterpillars are considered beneficial because they feed on toxic ragwort plants. The caterpillars were returned to the wild after being photographed.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Colorful character

A rough skinned newt climbs on the rain spotted side-view mirror of a car parked along a county road near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Rough skinned newts are amphibians. They live part of their lives in water and part on land.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The pest

An adult barn owl is harassed by a blackbird as the pair glide through a wooded area along the Umpqua River near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Sunday, June 15, 2014.  Biologists call the  behavior "mobbing" and believe the smaller birds use the behavior to keep the larger predatory birds away from nests or chicks.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Water dogs

Our older yellow Labrador "William" and younger border collie "Lily" play with a stick in the shallows of the Umpqua River near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.

Lily is just leaning to swim. 
She already knows the doggy paddle.