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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Day at the beach

A wild black-tailed deer doe deeps an eye on her twin fawns as the family walks along the bank of the Umpqua River near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Sunday, July 7, 2019.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

I made a short video of my new hazelnut irrigation setup.
Enjoy!!


Thursday, July 4, 2019

Practice makes perfect

On the morning of Independence Day 2019, an immature bald eagle takes a slight misstep as it alights on a dead tree along the Umpqua River near Elkton in rural western Oregon. The bald eagle is the emblem of the United States.

Dewy dragonfly

A dew covered dragonfly warms in the morning sun while clinging to grass stems in a hazelnut orchard near Elkton in rural western Oregon on July 3, 2019.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Eagle with attitude

An immature bald eagle shows off its talons as it grooms while perched on a dead tree along the Umpqua River near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Oh deer!

A pair of black-tailed deer fawns play in a field along the Umpqua River near Elkton in rural Douglas County, Oregon on Saturday, June 22, 2019. 
A group of rowdy and randy bucks play in a nearby field.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Published work

People magazine used a few of my pictures along with a great story about the youth climate change lawsuit I've been  following  in the June 24, 2019 edition of the magazine. 

Dewy drops

A small grasshopper perches on a dewy plant growing in a field along a roadway near Elkton in rural western Oregon.

Doe-eyed

A days-old black tailed deer fawn hides in tall grass along the Umpqua River in rural western Oregon near Elkton on Sunday, June 16, 2019. The mother of the fawn  was nearby and will return to collect her baby when the she feels safe.

I dew declare

Water drops cling to a spider and her web on a dewy morning in a field near Elkton in western Oregon on Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Owl snack

A rescued barn owl owlet feeds on a mouse provided to it near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Monday, June 10, 2019. The owl was discovered emaciated and dehydrated on a road near its nest. The owlet will be fed for a few days and returned to the nest with its siblings.

Hop along little grasshopper

A small grasshopper dries in the morning sun as it perches on a dewy grass stem in a pasture along a roadway near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Monday, June 10, 2019.

All Eyes on Juliana: Youth Climate Lawsuit Oral Arguments Before 9th Circuit Court

Photos from the Our Children's Trust youth climate lawsuit oral arguments before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on June 4th, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.


#AllEyesOnJuliana June 4 Hearing from Our Children's Trust on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Bumblebee paradise

A bumblebee forages on a flowering vetch plant along a roadside near Elkton in western Oregon on a warm late spring evening on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Marauding coyote

On a damp early morning, a wild coyote stands in a pasture on a sheep farm in rural western Oregon near Elkton, on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Hiding in plain sight

A days old black tailed deer fawn lies motionless in an orchard on a farm near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Friday, May 24, 2019. The fawn is probably not lost. According to the National Wildlife Federation, in most cases, female deer hide their newborn fawns in tall grass or brush and move some distance away to feed to avoid drawing predators to their offspring.

The fawn was a bit difficult to see at a distance.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Belting it out

A song sparrow belts out a song from its fence-post perch along a country road near Elkton in western Oregon. Scientists recognize 24 subspecies of song sparrows in North America.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Unclaimed and forgotten veterans funeral

The unclaimed cremated remains of four World War I veterans are transported by horse drawn buggy through the Roseburg National Cemetery in southern Oregon on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Twenty-eight veterans, whose remains were discovered in storage at a Roseburg funeral home and waited unclaimed for as long as 44 years, are finally being laid to rest at the cemetery.
About half of the men served in World War II. Four were born before 1900. Most of the unclaimed veterans died in the 1970s and 1980s.



Sunday, May 12, 2019

Proud mama

An adult barn owl and its newly hatched owlet perch in nest box in barn on a farm near Elkton in rural western Oregon. According to barnowltrust.org the female barn owl does all the incubation and the male provides all the food until the young are around 3 weeks old.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

My cow or yours

A male Brewer's blackbird spreads his wings as he displays for a female while perched on the back of a Red Angus cow in a pasture on a farm near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Getting his greens

A California ground squirrel feeds in a pasture on a farm near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Locally known as digger squirrels, this ground-dwelling rodent also has a strong propensity to climb rocks, stumps, fence posts and trees.

Cute baby mosquitos


Mosquito larvae float near the surface of a glass container after being captured from a cattle watering trough on a ranch near Elkton in western Oregon on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Mosquitoes act as vectors for many disease-causing viruses and parasites. Various species of mosquitoes are estimated to transmit disease to more than 700 million people annually in Africa, South America, Central America, Mexico, Russia, and much of Asia, with millions of resultant deaths.

Blackwidow closeup

A black widow spider displays its telltale red hourglass marking as it climbs on a piece of straw in a barn on a farm near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Female widow spiders have unusually large venom glands and their bite can be particularly harmful to large vertebrates, including humans.

Mom, sorry for another spider photo.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Vulture culture

A turkey vulture warms in the morning sun while perched on dead tree with the waning gibbous moon in the background along the Umpqua River near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Friday, April 26, 2019.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

On the nest

A barn owl gets comfortable in a nest box in a barn in western Oregon near Elkton on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.  The owl and its mate have had several successful broods of owlets in the barn and there are likely a clutch of eggs in the box with the adult owl. 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Sideband snail trail

A large Pacific sideband snail extends a single eye stalk as it moves slowly over a rock on a rainy morning in western Oregon near Elkton on Saturday, April 20, 2019.  
Sideband snails are found in the Pacific Northwest from Alaska to Northern California. Although the snail is considered common, fragmentation of its natural habitat is considered a threat to its survival.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Turkey time

A pair of male wild turkey display for a group of nearby females in a field on a farm near Elkton in rural Douglas County, Oregon.

Newt mating season

A group of wild rough skinned newts are displayed in a glass container on the bank their pond on a hillside near Elkton in western Oregon on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The amphibious rough skinned newts are drawn to ponds for mating and egg laying in the spring. The body of the rough skinned newt contains a powerful toxin and the bright color of their underbellies is believed to be a warning sign for possible predators.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Spring birds

A rufous hummingbird feeds from a camellia flower on a dewy morning near Elkton in western Oregon on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. According to allaboutbirds.com rufous hummingbirds are long-distance migrant. They can travel nearly 4,000 miles from breeding grounds in Alaska and northwest Canada to wintering sites in Mexico. They travel north up the Pacific Coast in spring.
A small songbird (possibly a yellow warbler) pauses while feeding from one of the camellia flowers.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Ground squirrel fever

My border collie has come down with a bad case of ground squirrel fever. Symptoms of squirrel fever included: uncontrollable digging, dirt in the oral cavity, mud covered nose, and angry outbursts.

Cute little stinker

A small skunk forages in a pasture on a farm near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Skunks are omnivorous and have been known to eat  insects, larvae, earthworms, grubs, rodents, lizards, salamanders, frogs, snakes, birds, moles, and eggs. They also commonly eat berries, roots, leaves, grasses, fungi and nuts.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Stop to nibble the flowers

A golden-crowned sparrow feeds on plum blossoms in an orchard on a farm near Elkton in rural western Oregon, on April 10, 2019.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Gourmet wild morel mushrooms

An insect climbs on a wild morel mushroom growing on a hillside near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Thursday, April 11, 2019.  Due to their unique flavor morel mushrooms are prized by gourmet chefs worldwide.

Wild morel mushrooms are displayed after being harvested. One of the best and simplest ways to enjoy morels is by gently sauteeing them in butter, cracking pepper on top and sprinkling with salt.
The wet spring in Oregon seems to have made for a healthy morel mushroom crop.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Heavy Rain Causes Flooding In Oregon

High water rushes over the Winchester Dam on the North Umpqua River near Roseburg on Monday, April 8, 2019. According to the National Weather Service 3 to 6 inches of rain have fallen in the area over the last few days and many local rivers are at or above flood stage.
A man walks near a mudslide blocking Bullock Road near Kellogg in rural Douglas County Oregon on Monday, April 8, 2019. According to the National Weather Service 3 to 6 inches of rain have fallen in the area over the last few days causing mud slides and pushing many local rivers near flood stage.  
A man and his dog check out the rushing river.


Sunday, April 7, 2019

Baa, Baa wet sheep

A sheep stands in the rain in a pasture on a farm near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for much of south western Oregon through Monday. Total rainfall amounts are expected to be 4 to 8 inches from the storm.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Not so fine feathered friends



A pair of free-range roosters have a disagreement in an orchard on a farm near Roseburg in rural western Oregon on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The roosters appeared to be showing off for several nearby hens.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Ant blossoms

An ant forages on the blossom of a crabapple tree on a farm near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.