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Monday, February 27, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Cold breakfast

A lamb nurses during a snow shower in a pasture near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Sunday, Feb 26, 2017. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the area.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Am I bugging you?

An insect perches on a small wildflower blooming in a field along a country road near Roseburg in rural southwestern Oregon on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

Friday, February 24, 2017

My meadowlark photo in

It's my adorable meadowlark photo in (the San Francisco Chronicle's website). I  agree with the proposal, but my favorite bird is the American kestrel and it would be my choice for the new state bird. 
Full story in the Salem Statesman Journal.
An American Kestrel takes flight from her perch on a utility wire near Elkton in southwestern Oregon. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Kick up your heels

A lamb runs and jumps in a pasture on a farm near Elkton in rural Oregon on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. The spring lambing season is in full swing in the farming community. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ba ba soggy sheep

A lamb reclines in a partially flooded pasture on a farm near Elkton in damp southwestern Oregon on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wet lambing season in Oregon

A days old lamb and its mother stand in a pasture during a rain showing on a farm near Elkton, Ore., on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day wildflowers

A small early-blooming wildflower adds a splash of Valentine's Day color in a cow pasture on a ranch near Elkton in rural southwestern Oregon on Feb. 14, 2017.

A small bee forages in one of the little flowers.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Strike a pose

A small rough skinned newt strikes a defensive pose along a hiking trial in the coast mountains near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2016. Rough skinned newts are extremely toxic if ingested by predators and the orange coloration is through to be a warning.

Big rat on campus

No, it's not a beaver sent from rival Oregon State University. It's a large invasive nutria feeding along the bank of a small creek 2 blocks from the University of Oregon campus in Eugene on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2017. Originally native to subtropical and temperate South America, nutria (also called coypu) have since been introduced to North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Flooded fun

My dogs play fetch with a rubber ball in a flooded orchard on our farm near Elkton in rural southwestern Oregon on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2016. A series of storms have drenched the area and caused minor flooding. 

Youth v Gov. story in People magazine

Coverage of the Youth v Gov., climate case in People with a few of my photos.

Rain, rain, doe away

A rain soaked black tailed deer doe stands in a field near Elkton, on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 in rain drenched Oregon. 

Youth v Gov. story in The Atlantic

Great story in The Atlantic about the Youth v Gov., climate lawsuit with a few of my photos.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

YOUTHvGOV: Case management conference

Attorney JULIA OLSON hugs one of her youth plaintiffs outside the Federal Courthouse in Eugene, Ore., on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. The youth and attorneys had just completed a case management conference in the landmark federal lawsuit brought by 21 young plaintiffs against the federal government. The lawsuit is being litigated by attorneys with the non-profit legal firm Our Children's Trust.
The Our Children's Trust legal team leaves the courthouse. The case asks the federal government to implement a science-based climate change recovery plan. 
Members of the public and the media gather for a press conference outside the courthouse after the hearing.

Named plaintiff Kelsey Juliana, left, and some of the other 21 youth plaintiffs outside the courthouse.
The plaintiffs and their attorneys hope to bring the case to trial by the fall of this year.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The early newt...

A wild rough skinned newt feeds on a live worm on a rain soaked rural road near Kellogg in southwestern Oregon on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Rough skinned newts are often seen on roadways of western Oregon as they migrate to their breeding areas in the spring. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

My photo in The New Yorker

It's my photo in a recent edition of The New Yorker. The Youth v Gov. climate change lawsuit has been called the most important case on the planet. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Owl perch

A barn owl perches near the peak of an old barn on a farm near Oakland in rural southwestern Oregon on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. The owl and its mate looked like they were getting their next box ready for egg laying season.