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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Eagle family

An adult bald eagle leaves its fledgling perched on the limb of a large Douglas fir tree along the Umpqua River near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Young bald eagles stay near their parents for about 2 months in their nesting territory while they learn to hunt and fly.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Dewy dragonfly

A dragonfly encrusted with a heavy coat of morning dew, hangs from weeds in a pasture on a farm near Roseburg in rural western Oregon on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Ready for my closeup

A live wood tick climbs across the surface of a penny after being plucked from the neck of a person in rural western Oregon near Elkton on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 The bite of a tick can transmit many diseases including Lyme disease.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Breakfast of champions

A pair of twin black-tailed deer fawns enjoy a morning drink of mom's milk in a pasture along a country road near Elkton in southwestern, Oregon on Sunday, June 24, 2018.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Dewy dash

A black tailed deer fawn soaked with morning dew runs through a pastures on a farm near Elkton in Western, Oregon on Monday, June 18, 2018.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Why fawn have spots

A black tailed deer fawn walks past wildflowers in a field along the Umpqua River near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, June 16, 2018. 
Leaping through the grass.

The fawn finds a perfect hiding place in the tall grass.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

High pollen count

Pollen grains shake from the tops of grass growing in a pasture near Roseburg in western Oregon on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. According to the Oregon Allergy Associates the grass pollen count has skyrocketed back into the "very high" category in the area after recent rains. 



Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Little stinker

A young skunk ventures forth along a country road near Elkton as dusk fall on Monday, June 11, 2018. Skunks have weak eyesight, but interestingly a keen sense of smell.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Brewer's blackbird in Oregon

A male Brewer's blackbird takes flight from a perch on a hazelnut tree sapling in an orchard near Roseburg in rural western Oregon on Monday, June 11, 2018. 
The male Brewer's blackbird sings from his perch...

and puffs up his feathers as he displays for a nearby female.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Rainbows and unicorns

It's mostly just rainbows and unicorns (minus the unicorn) around here in western Oregon recently.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Daisy days

A lady bug clings to a wild daisy growing along a roadside near Roseburg in rural western Oregon on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Ambush spiders are attracted to the daisies as they wait for unsuspecting insects. 

Pollen from a daisy marks the head of a beetle.


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hunting northern harrier

A norther harrier hawk takes a robin while hunting in a pasture along a country road near Elkton in western Oregon on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Northern harriers are sometimes called marsh hawks.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

#Youthvgov case management hearing

Group photo of plaintiffs, family members, attorneys and staff after a case management hearing in the #youthvgov federal climate change lawsuit in Eugene, Ore., on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. You can read more about the the ground breaking case here.

13-year old youth plaintiff Hazel Van Ummerson looks over here statement for a press release after the hearing:    
“As we head to trial we need to keep holding the government accountable. The Judge was clear:
the Trump Administration can’t make up its own rules, it has to follow the rules of this court.” 

Our Children's Trust
executive director and chief legal counsel Julia Olson, center, speaks with co-counsel Philip Gregory and senior staff attorney Andrea Rodgers on the steps of the Federal Courthouse in  Eugene after the hearing.

Attorneys representing the U.S. Government leave the federal courthouse in Eugene after the case management hearing in the
Juliana v. United States climate change lawsuit.
Our Children's Trust
executive director and chief legal counsel Julia Olson and co-councel Philip Gregory leave the courthouse.


Another group photo of the Our Children's Trust team.
Julia Olson was all smiles after the hearing.
Youth plaintiff and college student Tia Hatton heads back to class at the University of Oregon after the hearing.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

River walk

A black-tailed deer doe walks along the bank of the Umpqua River in rural Douglas Country near Elkton in western Oregon on Sunday, June 3, 2018.